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Ver Slow Load Icons at Start Up

June 13, 2005 at 01:43:49
Specs: XP home, Athlon 2600

I recently ran a NOD32 program and then uninstalled it. Since this I have had to avtivate wondows again and all my settings in services bar 3 were disabled so I had to go through that too. I couldn't even see device manager at one point but now its fixed. The device manager does take about 30 seconds to come up though!! My most annoying problem is at start up. Sometimes I see a peculiar screen that I have never seen befoe sort of blue with a line of black and blue underneath that! Any ideas what that is or how it got there and how to fix it? Also when my desktop loads the background picture appears fine but the icons take a good minute to minute and a half to load up. Can anyone help please? I have run the usual adaware, spybot and a ppcillin virus scan.
thanks
bridiebee

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#1
June 13, 2005 at 02:15:11

bridiebee, SWAG, sounds like a leftover to me. Perhaps NOD32 put something in your start menu and either it's consuming lots of machine cycles or just needs to time out before the icons load. Perhaps you can edit? Reinstall NOD32 and remove using a built-in uninstaller?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
June 13, 2005 at 04:13:14

Try a
Free On-line Spyware Scan
That usually finds things that the other spyware progs miss. Also maybe try
Avg free edition
and scan your PC
Hopefully you have a good firewall.


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#3
June 13, 2005 at 12:34:52

hi bridiebee!

Did u try pressing ctrl+alt+del to see whats the CPU usage? do a msconfig from start -> run to remove unwanted startup items. u can remvoe anything other than ur antivirus/firewall.

Regards

karthik


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#4
June 13, 2005 at 12:50:03

I always use a program called Power Tools form jv16, whenever I uninstall anything and would not be without it as the front screen takes you right to the entries for each program in the registry, and allows "SAFE" easy removal.
www.jv16.org

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#5
June 13, 2005 at 17:22:17

Thanks evryone. It was my virus scan enabled in real time so I disabled it. Icons now fine but I have had to reactivate windos twice in 3 days. The OS cd I have is not a copy but it keeps referring to hardware changes even though I havent chnaged them. Any ideas?
thanks
bridiebee

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