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by BloodClot / September 5, 2005 7:00 AM PDT

When i startup the bios screen takes 10 seconds, then when i see the boot screen the bar goes past 40 times, this just happened recently, i didnt install anything, i was just viewing a webpage and my pc cold booted and then it happened, what should i do, wasnt there a guide on cnet that has step by step instructuions on how to make your boot faster?

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Slow start
by lions / September 5, 2005 7:19 AM PDT

If understood correct this is happened after you visited that web side.If that's the case I would check the system properly for virus, spyware or adware before anything else.

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ok i used..
by BloodClot / September 5, 2005 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Slow start

ad-aware pro
ZA security suite virus scanner
and winaso reg cleaner

and i cleaned temp, still no luck..
ima try the msconfig steroid thing

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by littlegeneral / September 5, 2005 8:18 AM PDT

First of all, I would run a few scans, with your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Your slow start up could be caused by that. Finally, I included a program called AutoRuns v8 from sysinternals. Basically, its msconfig on steriods and it will allow you to look at programs running at startup.

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by BloodClot / September 5, 2005 8:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Well

ok im at the autorun screen right now
but everything looks fine, what should i be looking out for

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Slow Boot
by jhawklyn / September 6, 2005 9:06 AM PDT
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by Recycle_Bin / September 6, 2005 5:04 PM PDT
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by 19sd78 / September 6, 2005 5:53 PM PDT
In reply to: defrag

Yes run disk cleanup and defrag.

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by 09Bentley / September 7, 2005 8:02 AM PDT

Try this:

Go to Cntrl Pnl, System, Hardware, Device Mgr. Click on
"+" at IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers. Go to each IDE Channel, Advanced Settings. Check to see if they are set to "DMA if Available". I learned this from Bob Proffitt.
It sometimes resets itself due to what is an old glitch in Windows.

L'il Abner

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