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    Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    Hi All,

    My PC starts really slowly - please help me save my sanity. It happens when I am connected to the network and when I am not connected. There is a lot (capital L, capital O, capital T) of disk activity at the start. My virus scanner is up to date and shows no problems, just ran ad-aware (nothing to speak of), defrag disk regularly, minimal in the 'start up' folder. Looked at running processes and nothing jumps out at me.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    In Windows Explorer, go to Tools | Folder Options | View and make sure 'Automatically search for network folders and printers' in not checked. If you have mapped drives defined and set to re-connect automatically Windows will try that when you logon. If any of the host PCs/servers are not available it will take a while to time out. Also, see PCStats Forums - Colin's Weekly Tip: Disable Scheduled Task Search.


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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    IS your virus scanner set to check for virus at startup? You can disable that.
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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    Are you talking about loading WinXP or is it slow doing the POST. If the latter check the BIOS setting especially for the HDD.
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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    In addition to the above, did this slowness start recently or has it been there for some time? What AV are you using? No offense, but something that might look insignificant could be causing slowdown, i.e. when I recently updated my Palm Desktop software, it now slows down my computer startup for some reason. If there's nothing "secret" or too personal in there, maybe you could share with us some (or all) of what shows up in MSCONFIG's Startup tab or the Task Manager's Processes tab. I often find it surprising to see the amount of software we legitimately install that wants to check "home" for updates every time we start our computers. Are you running a software firewall and if so, which one?

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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    Al,

    See <post#=442083>post 442083</post#> for links to much better startup 'detectives' than MSConfig. I like Sysinternals Autoruns but the others are worth looking at too. Just thought you might like to add a little something to your tool bag this AM. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Slow Start Up (XP Professional)

    Thanks Joe. I keep meaning to do just that but always seem to forget about it, in the hustle of things. I'm really gonna do it, as soon as I remember what " IT " is! (Senior Moments, ya know)

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