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Start up problem

by fsufootball42 / September 10, 2005 2:10 AM PDT

When I start up my computer and get past the login on Win XP everything loads up. But after everything loads and I and just sitting at my desktop the light on my hard drives keep going crazy for about 5 minutes. everything is slow. I pressed ctrl alt del to see if there were any programs running that shouldnt be, but from what i could tell everything was normal, though i only looked at the programs that normally take up the most memory. Is there a way to find what program your hard drive is accessing at that time? Thanks guys!

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A common cause... [u]INDEXING SERVICE
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2005 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Start up problem

The Indexing Service is optional in my book and noted as such at BLACK VIPER'S CONFIGURATION GUIDE. Link follows.


Also worthy of note is that XP (you didn't tell anything but XP) will get infected with a worm in seconds of connection to the internet without a firewall. I move immediately to XP SP2 since I get a firewall with SP2 plus patches to thwart many pests. That way I can connect, load updates, antivirus and firewall.


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FSU, Following Bob's Lead....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 10, 2005 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Start up problem

Please follow the steps in the links below to shut down some of those unnecessary start up programs and services and clean out the junk files. It may take a while to follow all the procedures but it should help things start and run smoother:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

Next, download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below:


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