Startup problem or the Whole OS has a VIRUS?

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October 6, 2010 at 23:01:41
Specs: Windows XP, 1.8ghz/4gb
Please help...

The specs of PC that i repair are:

PROC: 1.8ghz
RAM: i inserted 2 RAM with a capacity of 2GB each (Total of 4GB) i still don't know if its good for the motherboard to be suitable because i think it exceed the maximum capacity of my MOBO
MOBO: i forgot
V-CARD: i forgot also but i see a Vtune when i right-clicked on the Desktop

the real problem is:

1. when i start it display a underscore and it loads around 20secs then goto to boot up OS

that underscore around 20secs??? what does it represent??? somewhat like HDD problem? or

2. afterward it go on the login system. i input the password on it and then go in to load
startups now

The big problem is when the Startup now process all the process it need to do...
It just go too slow to load all the startup but i see only 2 startup from the MSCONFIG

what is the solution for this??? does anyone knows?

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October 7, 2010 at 00:06:58
Does it ever fully boot to where you have full functions? Is it just taking a really long time to boot? Is it not booting up?

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October 7, 2010 at 00:25:27
its booting up and it goes in but my real problem is its is slow on loading startup programs

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October 8, 2010 at 02:18:52
Jason Esteban, Windows has certain files that MUST be present in order for it to work. Individual proggies may require others.
Find a list of 'musts' @:
Ed in Texas.

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October 8, 2010 at 02:45:34
If its all about the slow startup problem, then I would suggest you to
1. Run disk clean up
2. Uninstall useless software
3. Increase RAM

and if all these steps do not work, then there may be some virus issue. So, you need to format the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But please remember to take the backup of your data. And if u already have lost some data , u can go for Stellar phoenix software 4.2

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October 8, 2010 at 05:30:18
You stated you "...inserted 2 RAM with a capacity of 2GB each (Total of 4GB)...", but you have not told us how much RAM your PC actually "sees". That is rather important information you should share with us, don't you think?

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October 10, 2010 at 17:42:14
The PC on BIOS detection are correct it is 4GB but on OS itself and via opening the System properties it shows the PC has only 3.12GB

dont know why... but i think is the motherboard has a memory that exceed the limit of its memory... maybe 3GB only it can take up...

The MOBO has two memory slot... slot0 has 2GB and slot1 has 2GB also... i try using one slot only but the Startup loading on OS has become more laggy...

when i try to bring it back to 4GB again with both two memory slot has 2GB it still laggy but after the startup loading... it is good now and the PC has good performance..

The real problem is the startup why it is too long to load up...??? i try to run and use MSCONFIG and go to startup and disable some not important startup program but it still like that... dont know why...

anyone got more ideas??? to solve my problem?

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October 10, 2010 at 20:32:18
• Those RAM numbers look reasonable...
Keep in mind that 1.8ghz is not upscale speed.
• What is your "virtual memory/page filing" set at? Is it "System-managed" or custom?
• There is more to MSCONFIG than the StartUp tab. There is a Services tab, but tread carefully if you intend to disable some services here.

Again, 1.8ghz will always be a huge limiting factor.

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October 10, 2010 at 20:54:50
what do you mean??? you mean that 4GB ram is good and its compatible to the MOBO that still not exceed the RAM limit of a MOBO?

i know 1.8ghz the PROC but maybe your right about the Services.msc command in run... is there a good way that i can backup all my files with a Best Compression??? i have 160GB HDD and that HDD has occupied files that reach only less than 80GB.

i mean to little sizes of data and i can burn it to a DVD-R... Compressing my Data and Restore it on new Formated OS

i also do this once and the whole system is having a best performance at all...

if there's a program like that.. well its a helluva of work :D

please send me some URL where i can find a program like that and download it well to use

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