Window bootup and Desktop Major Slow Down...!

Hewlett-packard / M8226x
August 21, 2009 at 20:20:56
Specs: Windows XP
HI, I seem to have a problem with my HP
m8226x computer, the problem started with a
constant BSOD with a BAD_POOL HEADER
error every time I boot up.. sometimes it just
resets without warning... but still I am able to
opening it after a few resets . However, today
the computer hanged except for the mouse
when i tried to play music while gaming.. so i
reset but this time the windows start to take 8
or more minutes compare to the 1-2 minute I
usually have. In the user selection and the
desktop, everything seem to response really
slow, such as opening a folder, or just logging
on the user...

I attempt a reformat of the system but the
system seem to take much longer time than
what it should usually is. If possible can
anyone direct me to a possible case for this?!
Thanks!


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#1
August 22, 2009 at 00:16:45
X_G_V, there can be several reasons for a slowdown. One of the more obvious is a bloated startup. Many (most?) software writers think there's no possible way you could exist without their masterpiece so they have it start each time. See if you can pare it down. Find a list of 'musts' @:
http://www.castlecops.com/startup_c...
or
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/sta...
Then, if that doesn't help, emptied your temporary files lately? For those 'always on' users they can get quite large. Sorta along those same lines is 'index.dat'. A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/) can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). If none of that helps, post back. There are other things (not as likely) to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
August 22, 2009 at 15:07:56
I have CC cleaner and i regualry clean up my computer with it. However, I just did a complete format of my system this morning and it took 9 hours , usually it take less than 2 hours at most. Also after the format, the system is still slow, I have to wait atleast a hour before the welcome screen for the cpu start up. I guessing this might be a hardware problem, but im having problems pinning it down to which one...

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#3
August 23, 2009 at 15:39:11
I finally FIX it... I dont exactly know the exact soultion after a few days of trying to figure what causing the slow down, I removed and reinstalled 3gb of ram I have and the CMOS battery. Dont know which exactly cause it but after i reinstall them the system after a few reset again went back to normal!

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