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SLOW start up

by Gamer74123 / December 29, 2012 10:23 AM PST

I have tried EVERYTHING to speed up my start up, and NOTHING has worked. What else can I do?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2012 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: SLOW start up

Let's say it's slower than new. We can go back to it's former speed by restoring to the factory load (yes, our files are now gone.)

But given the story so far, it's the only possible answer.

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by tallin / December 30, 2012 3:23 AM PST
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I think what R.Proffitt is saying is something like the following:

If you are Asking for Technical Help:
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In the topic description guide us to your problem, don't say "Help I am desperate" which tells us nothing. Give us an example 'Software Problem' for example. Also tell us what you have done to try and fix your problem.

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Try Selective Start-Up
by aahnagupta85 / December 30, 2012 4:11 PM PST
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Open msconfig from windows. Mark the selective start-up, there you will find start-up , In start-up option just remove the programs that you dont want on windows start-up. As sometimes many unwanted programs run during windows start-up.Just apply the settings , and restart it. Hope your problem will be solved.

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Re: Try Selective Start-Up
by Gamer74123 / December 31, 2012 6:57 AM PST
In reply to: Try Selective Start-Up

I've tried all what you said and it's still severely slow. I am almost wondering if it's my computer itself, not the settings.

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It could be.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 7:10 AM PST

But until the machine is detailed out such as make, model number we can't comment on that.

If it was slow new, it's likely just a slow PC.

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Re: It could be
by Gamer74123 / December 31, 2012 3:16 PM PST
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It was fast when I first got it, then it got slow just a couple months ago. Where do I find the make, and model number?

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I wonder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2013 1:25 AM PST
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If you don't see a make or model, it's usually what they call a clone.

But now that you have revealed it was fast when new, it's not as important about the make and model.

Think over what you installed a few months ago. Torrents, movies, etc?

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Any of the below possibilities
by aahnagupta85 / January 2, 2013 3:55 PM PST
In reply to: It could be.

As this issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities:
Not enough hard drive space.
Left over programs and bad files.
Data Corruption.
Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers.
Corrupt OS.
Malware Affected

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Nice list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 11:32 PM PST

But what if this was just a slow PC? The OP does not appear to be telling much so the guesses will continue.

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Have you by chance
by itsdigger / December 31, 2012 3:43 PM PST
In reply to: SLOW start up

change anti virus programs lately? Some a/v's really bog you down....just a thought..Digger

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Taking it in
by Gamer74123 / January 3, 2013 1:09 AM PST
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I've decided to just take the computer in. I am gonna get it fixed by a professional.

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