My Computer slow on opening.

Dell / 2400
October 19, 2010 at 05:22:51
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 2.80 ghz & 1.50 gb RAM
"My Computer" takes 20 to 25 seconds to open up to view the drives.

There is a flashlight going from side to side until it opens.

When it opens I have access to my drives. If I should click on "My Computer" again, the process starts over again.

Has anyone had the same problem and had any success in solving it?

jamatfd


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#1
October 19, 2010 at 06:22:45
do a hard drive diagnostic perhaps the drive is failing

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#2
October 21, 2010 at 21:04:53
I did a "Diagnostic Startup" which loaded basic devices & services.

I then went into "My Computer" and it came up in less then a second.

The "Diagnostic Startup" started the computer without 98% of the Services and without 100% of the "StartUp" entries.

I then started the computer removing ALL NON MICROSOFT SERVICES and 100% of the "Startup" entries.

I then went into "My Computer" and it reverted back to the 20 to 25 second delay before it would open.

I assume that something in one or more of the Microsoft Services is causing "My Computer" to load in slowly.

I can only use a trial and error method to find out what Service is causing the problem.

jamatfd


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#3
October 23, 2010 at 16:16:04
This worked for me:

"MYComputer" took 20 to 25 seconds to open it's window. A flashlight went side to side until the window opened up.

I went into "msconfig" using the "RUN" from the "start" menu.

I disabled all of my "START UP" programs and ALSO disabled all of my non-microsoft services.

I then went back into the services and disabled any Microsoft service that was "STOPPED"

This now gave me only the Microsoft services that were 'RUNNING"

I then re-started my computer and low and behold "MYCOMPUTER" WINDOW opened up in less then a second.

I think if I "enable" all of my STARTUP ENTRIES ---- IT WILL STILL WORK

The problem was in one or more of the MICROSOFT SERVICES that had stopped.

Since my computer and internet is running perfectly fast; I will leave well enough alone.

Hope this may help someone else with the same problem with 'MYCOMPUTER WINDOW"

JAMATFD


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