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by fletcher_101 / November 9, 2009 10:01 AM PST

My system:

XP pro sp3, 2gb ram, Macafees security software.

My problem is that when I install the Netgear WPN311G wireless card, I get an extremely slow boot; when I powerup, the system comes up in about 15 seconds and everything looks/loads normally per bootvis including a Macafees icon on the task bar, EXCEPT for my Netgear wireless WPN311 network connection and the actual Macafees program, which begin to start at about the 2 minute mark. I can tell when it's ready to load the wireless card because they system checks the floppy drive and I can hear it, then it installs Macafees (I then see the startup banner), then the wireless card. After it's all said and done, the wireless works great and I'm at full speed. If I remove the wireless card, It boots normally at full speed.

I've: turned off all firewalls and turned off Macafees in the services menu, but no change. The events log show absolutely no issues.

In the period between my 15 second mark and the 2 minute mark when the floppy, macafees, netgear load, the screen looks normal and I can access folders, but I can't really execute any programs.

My buddy uses a netgear USB wireless and he has the same problem. Any ideas?

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Slow start up
by fihart / November 9, 2009 6:21 PM PST

Remove the Netgear Adapter wizard from the list of Start Up programs.

You'll have to activate it later when you want to use the internet (usually just click the icon on Taskbar or Desktop) but Windows should start quicker.

Also download a free program like Startuplist.exe or CCleaner or Easycleaner -- at least one of those removes programs which automatically run when you start Windows.

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RE: slow boot
by fletcher_101 / November 9, 2009 10:31 PM PST
In reply to: Slow start up

Already did that but no change. I also set the ip at static and also at system assigned, but no change there either. No hardware conflicts either.

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Let's see this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 11:54 PM PST

Post your hijsckthis log (see google) so I can give it the once over for possible conflicts.

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hijackthis log file
by fletcher_101 / November 10, 2009 8:26 AM PST
In reply to: Let's see this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:23:24 PM, on 11/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\scriptsn.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcagent_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://support.gateway.com/support/profiler/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {5CF549B1-E178-4D8C-ADEF-73F226644F12} (Room328 Designer Setup) -
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase8942.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1257081610281
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1242484982390
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} (Groove Control) - http://www.nick.com/common/groove/gx/GrooveAX27.cab
O16 - DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2009.07.28_v5.5.8.1/FacebookPhotoUploader55.cab
O23 - Service: Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe

--
End of file - 4275 bytes

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2009 9:03 AM PST
In reply to: hijackthis log file
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well...
by fletcher_101 / November 10, 2009 10:17 AM PST
In reply to: 2 ideas.

I was building webs on that machine and had it set up as a server hence snmp. I will disable it. As to the profiles, I don't see how there could be multiple profiles considering I've been logging in under admin since my last fresh install which was less than a year ago. None the less, I can't sread the hijack log so I don't know whats there...

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solution:
by fletcher_101 / November 10, 2009 10:51 AM PST
In reply to: well...

I deleted the netgear utility and used the windows zero wireless configuration; muchas rapido, shaved most of the excess time off. Thanks for the help.

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Just a parting thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2009 7:56 PM PST
In reply to: solution:

I've seen that when both Wireless Zero and the other utility are managing the wifi. That's a common setup error and thankfully rare. But its good you were hit with it since now you know.

Thanks for the report.

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Memory Hog
by fihart / November 10, 2009 10:30 PM PST

The Netgear Adapter utility uses a lot of memory compared to WZ -- but personally I prefer to use manufacturer's software as it usually seems more intuitive than Windows.

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