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Programs open very slow

by Dlgreenie / January 21, 2006 3:50 AM PST

I am running a Compaq Presario S6300NX and have XP Home Edition. I am using a Linksys wireless router and have a broadband connection. Since right after I hooked up to Linksys and the broadband I have been having problems. I have most worked out but the one problem I have left is any program I want to open takes sometimes 2 minutes. After a program is opened it runs fine and if I close it and reopen it in the next few minutes or so it will open quickly. I havegone into msconfig and the only things on the start up are the things Compaq told me I needed to have on. Does anyone have some ideas what I should do to correct this problem?

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Try toggling the XP DMA to PIO and back.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 3:54 AM PST
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Ref: Toggling the XP DMA to PIO and back
by Dlgreenie / January 21, 2006 4:07 AM PST

I'm sorry but I think you are talking over my head on this one as I have no idea how to do that.

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Read the discussion at the link from top to bottom.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 4:15 AM PST

And the link in that discussion.

It's a simple procedure. You can do it.


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(NT) Ref: Toggling the XP DMA to PIO and back
by Dlgreenie / January 21, 2006 5:34 AM PST

Thanks this seems to have fixed it. What an easy procedure. Thanks

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Best of continued luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 12:23 PM PST

This procedure has nailed this one 50% of the time when spyware or pests were already being addressed.

Glad it helped and thanks for the report back.


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eliminating start up programs
by waltzingmargie / January 21, 2006 4:38 AM PST

Windows XP Gateway 506 GR
When you get to the list of start ups and they are abbeviated so you don't know what they are and you don't want to delete something important I was given an org address that tells all BUT I lost it. Does anyone know what it is? (Explains abbreviations)

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