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White Bootup Progress Bar at Bootup

September 10, 2013 at 21:54:30
Specs: Windows XP, 250
Hello after downloading software from Cnet, yes I downloaded a program from that site and got a virus and adware, which has been removed long ago, but ever since that program installed the viruses is when I noticed when it asked to restart I got a white bootup progress bar at bootup right before the Windows screen and right after the Dell bios screen. It does it sometimes, not all the time, and when it comes up, it's gone quickly.. How do I go about getting rid of that? I'm thinking maybe the virus altered something in the registry or a system setting.. I know I don't have a virus anymore.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks in advanced..

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September 11, 2013 at 00:01:31
It's got nothing to do with a virus.

You get a white progress bar when Windows is coming out of hibernation mode, as opposed to normal startup.

If you shut your PC down properly instead of choosing "Hibernate", you won't get the solid white progress bar when you start up, although it will take longer for Windows to load (which is why many people use "Hibernate" instead).

Click the "Start" button and choose "Shutdown" instead of Hibernate.

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September 11, 2013 at 11:44:18
Hi ada1984,

As rightly suggested by "phil22", try turning off the system using the shutdown option.

If the issue persist, perform disk defragmenting using the link mentioned below:

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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September 11, 2013 at 14:20:24
It had something to do with the virus which is no longer present, and I shut down the computer. I have never put it hibernate mode. Start menu/Turn off computer/Turn off is how I turn off the computer..

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September 11, 2013 at 21:58:25
a white bar generally means that your hard drive is on the way I would back-up all your valuable files if I were you.....

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September 16, 2013 at 07:33:30
Hi ada1984,

Did you try performing disk defragmenting using the link mentioned on #2?

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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September 20, 2013 at 01:36:33
I defraged the hard drive, and that's the same way as right mouse clicking on the drive.. I did it recently and just Analyze disk this time and says it does not need to be defraged.. The bar still appears at startup..

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