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2013-05-30, 18:06 #1
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- Gamaliel, Arkansas, USA
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My Vista Shuts Down, Needs to be Unplugged for a Minute Before Starting
My Vista desktop, made new over the holidays with a clean install at a shop, has started shutting itself down at start-up. It will start successfully after being unplugged for a minute or so.
I do not have a start-up repair disk as the Repair Center was on the computer, though is not now after the clean install. I cannot find it anywhere on the machine.
The machine has also having significant slow-down issues at start-up for half an hour or so - I am assuming it is downloading updates. This is new, and annoying. After a half an hour, it runs just fine.
I'd appreciate any suggestions to help. Thanks.Brother Patrick, Hermit
The Hermitage at Harmony Hill
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Gamaliel Arkansas 72537
2013-05-31, 05:38 #2
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Create a System Recovery Disk in Vista
I would definitely use one of 2 apps to check what is starting with Windows, and disable anything unwanted or unnecessary:
What's In Startup This is a nice little app that checking start up items is all it does
Autoruns for Windows This app includes a great deal of info. I swear if you look hard enough you'll find the kitchen sink in there somewhere. In other words more complex.
I would also use something like CCleaner to get rid of a bunch of temp stuff. Also run the Windows disk cleaner.