Solved Very Slow Startup XP sp3

January 24, 2013 at 10:50:17
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Sempron 1.79GHz/2 gigs

My computer has become very slow to load the desktop. XP sp2. Takes about 3 minutes after the start up audio sound. Very low resources show in Task Manager and Very low mem committment. The Only change I made was to download Acrobat reader II.

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January 24, 2013 at 12:16:41
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Why are you still running SP2? Dump Acrobat Reader & replace it with Foxit Reader, then review your startup entries & disable whatever is unnecessary. You should also install & run CCleaner & do a full virus/malware scan from Safe Mode. Then install SP3. (do not install any included software)

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January 24, 2013 at 19:12:13

Hey, riider,
Thanks for the advice. will pick through it at my leisure cos I did solve my issues by clearing Acrobat Reader from my startup.
I had already disabled all other startup and services stuff
Why is foxit better?

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January 24, 2013 at 19:14:39

Sorry ... accidentally rated you –1!

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February 10, 2013 at 13:46:58

You can slash the amount of start up programs that are eating up your memory and delaying your startup. Use the msconfig. Click Start>RUN>Type msconfig.exe

Search through the start up programs and remove all the programs that are necessary for start up. You can use programs like CCleaner to remove the start-ups also


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February 10, 2013 at 15:18:35

@GMH, had already done all the standard config work, but thanks for your response. Once Adobe Reader was uninstalled I have my PC back to scratch. 65 seconds from "on" to Home page loaded in firefox.
Thanks everyone!

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February 10, 2013 at 15:22:05

Meant also to thank Riider. Above all, Foxit is cool

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