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Extremely slow start-up

by ThePMonkey / January 23, 2006 5:45 AM PST

Starting about two Sundays ago (1/15), I've noticed that my laptop is painfully slow to start up (whereas it had not been before). I hadn't installed anything new (but I have installed things since). Everything goes fine, Windows starts, I get the welcome screen, that dissapears and my desktop show up but it takes at least 3 to 4 minutes before my icons and start bar show up. I just restarted now to test and it took 6 minutes. I ran Ad-Aware and scanned for virus' last Wednesday. Still crawling, but otherwise, once it starts, performance has not declined. Any thoughts as to what could've happened?

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Have exactly same problem with a laptop Dell Inspiron 6000
by blonic / February 9, 2006 1:09 AM PST

I have exactly the same problem with my laptop, I use to log in our job network where I log in as user and password, now it takes like 2 minutes to start up.

But when working at home I log on as administrator and then it load up as nothing, way fast as new.

Any help will work I guess for many users since I have seen lots of posts like this one.


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That "work" login.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2006 1:28 AM PST

They could be running scripts or other things. Have your IT staff explain what they are doing.


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But... it was not
by blonic / February 9, 2006 8:44 AM PST
In reply to: That "work" login.

It was not doing that a week ago, I have this laptop since October last year and untill last week everything went OK, I will ask them anyways, I'll be back with comments.


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Mine too!
by n1z0m / February 9, 2006 9:35 AM PST

I have the same problem in my computer that I bougt it recently. I beleive that Windows XP has slow version, or it took too much time to start.
I hope I am not mistaken.

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