|Hi again, got a startup question.|
As of a couple days ago, I noticed that this computer (IBM Thinkpad Laptop) is starting up even slower than before. I timed it, and it takes roughly three minutes to start up completely. While on the one hand I am grateful it starts up at all, I'd kinda like to speed it up a little.
I ran CHKDSK when I first noticed that it was hanging at startup on the wallpaper and cursor combo, taking a long time to load anything. Chkdsk found and repaired some things in the third section of the scan. I scanned it again when I noticed it was still loading slowly, but it came back clean.
I tried to take a few programs off of startup using msconfig. I restarted the computer and got a pop-up box informing me that it was starting in diagnostic/selective mode. It opened the dialogue box for msconfig and everything I had unchecked was checked again.
What it is doing is taking about a half minute on the windows loading screens, than roughly a minute on the wallpaper. No icons, just the wallpaper. The taskbar starts to load, then the desktop icons, than finally everything else loads up.
It takes less time to shut down, but it does take a minute or two. (It tends to worry me, since what started my problem saga two months ago was the computer hanging at shutdown with just the wallpaper and cursor showing. Hung for 20 minutes the one day. Has shut down so far, just makes me freak when it takes so long.)
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to make a stubborn computer start up better, or if there might be something wrong on this computer that it's trying to tell me and I'm missing?