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Start up / grey screen

by kendislaw / August 26, 2008 11:33 PM PDT

Hi,
My 1st issue - on start up I have long "hanging" time, almost 2 minutes, before desktop icons start appearing. My computer is clean, no real clutter, no spyware, used cc cleaner among others, etc. The only programs I have checked in msconfig are for zone alarm and avg. I did uncheck avg to see if faster....but no nope.
Suggestions?
Thanks
Cheryl

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Just fixed my laptop with that issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2008 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Start up / grey screen

My brand new dv6910us started doing that. I tracked it down to my older external USB DVDRW drive. Unplugged that and it's back to a quick power up and boot.

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Start up / grey screen
by kendislaw / August 26, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

Thanks but nope! My external drive is new and do not have it plugged in until I use it

Cheryl

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Then tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2008 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Start up / grey screen

When you post you should be seeing a reminder. Here it is just in case you are not seeing it. I think some member's machines must not be able to see these words since post after post is incomplete.

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