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My PC is just over 3 months old. When I start it up, everything loads ok except for the start toolbar. Only Symantec Antivirus and my Networking icons show up when the sound tools and Symantec Firewall are set to start also, and they appear to be running in the Task Manager but their icons don't show. The start bar also is "unusable" and "locked" for the first 3-5 minutes after startup.

Can someone please help. I am running an Intel based system with Windows XP Pro SP2. The PC has been running hot lately...?

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In reply to: Brand New PC Brand New Problems

Just a guess here but sounds to me as though you have spyware problem. Have you run Adware or Spybot?? If not I suggest downloading one or both of them and running them. This will help with the startup issues.:)

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yea i have

In reply to: swag

thats what bugs me is that i really dont think its spyware or adware because i installed all kinds of prog's to make sure it wasnt

Pest Patrol
MS Antispyware (Beta)

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Heat or malware? check it

In reply to: Brand New PC Brand New Problems

Open case and check all fans. Plus, verify that they work and/or clean any dust out. You did mention hot, so don't take anything for granted, as a true heat problem may reside there and can only get worse. Check cabling to be fully seated as well as the cpu HSF setup. Check your atsk Manager for the processes being loaded/started in help check what is new maybe. Of course, update the NAV and run it, plus any spam scanners like Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware to look into that side. MS own scanner, AV product should help as well just for another pgm. to help, freebie at thier d/l website.

enjoy Happy -----Willy

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Low on fans

In reply to: Heat or malware? check it

as u saw in my other reply, its 99% not spyware but i have one cpu fan/heatsink and one case fan in the side but im gonna get two more, the system runs at 44-45 degrees celcius at peak performance when its suposed to be under 30
all the fans do work
P.S. What is HSF? NAV? and AV product? do u know anywhere that i can get a list of prog's that are ok to turn off?

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