start/programs menu blank for about 30 second

April 21, 2011 at 07:32:18
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
When I hit start/programs it takes about 30 seconds for the programs to appear other than recently opened programs. This also locks up the computer until the programs appear.

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April 21, 2011 at 22:04:18
Here are some tuneup tweaks, try them one by one.

If you are not doing anything involving Proxy, set up as per one of these.
http://www.library.kent.edu/page/14299
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Windows explorer slow to display files.
In Power Options, nothing ticked in Advanced.
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Disable Indexing Services
http://www.tweakxp.com/article37006...
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/Suppo...
http://www.smartcomputing.com/edito...
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HOW TO: Set Performance Options in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...
Boost slower Windows XP clients by adjusting the Performance Options dialog box
http://articles.techrepublic.com.co...
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Application Slow-Downs in Windows XP
http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/47.htm
Control Panel > Network Connections > Right-click your main network connection, choose
Properties > Double-click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" > Click Advanced button > Select WINS tab.
The solution I've seen recommended and posted in various places is to remove the check mark beside "Enable LMHOSTS lookup" on the WINS tab and/or "Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" People report that the application slow-downs go away.
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Not networking, this will help.
1) Control Panel -> Internet Options
2) Connections tab
3) LAN Settings
4) Uncheck "Automatically Detect Settings"
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Simple File Sharing is enabled by default if your computer is NOT a member of a domain
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
To disable Simple File Sharing:
1. Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options.
2. Select the View tab.
3. Clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) box in the Advanced Settings area.
4. Press Apply and OK.
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Unknown hard drive activity.
Right click an empty part of your desktop > Properties > Display Properties > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Desktop Items.
Down the bottom of that screen, uncheck > Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days.


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