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total slowdown. help please

by willtheconk / July 11, 2005 7:45 AM PDT

Medion Phoenix.Main processor Intel Pentium 4. 2.66ghz
(133 x20.0)
When switching on the first screeen only shows the above with press F1 or DEL to enter setup. (Pressing these makes no difference) It does not show IDE drives and takes a couple of minutes before this comes up and then it goes into the XP home screen and goes through this, then after another long delay it comes up with the User details, on clicking this it plays the MS music and this brings up the desktop. The time is about 4 and a half minutes to get there. When closing down it is also very slow. Any suggestions please. I am a 72 year old Brit so nice simple answers appreciated. (Like me !!)

Will the conk

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Please stick to one topic
by Adi / July 11, 2005 9:13 AM PDT
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one topic
by willtheconk / July 11, 2005 5:39 PM PDT

Sorry Adi, but this was due to CNet not putting my original cry for help onto to the forum. I couldn't find it at all so sent another, and then blow me they both turned up within a minute of each other. There had been over 6 hours between. I don't know what happened with it. . .but this is my excuse.
Once again apologies

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Did you solve the problem?
by seafox13 / July 12, 2005 12:37 PM PDT
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Re the issue of your PC hanging during startup. In the event that something contributing to this has been installed during the time it worked properly until now, go to Start -> Run, then type MSCONFIG and disable (uncheck) everything in the Startup tab.
If it boots up normally, then start enabling necessary startup items like anti-virus programs and firewall, etc.
Restart when prompted and see which item is causing your excessive boot time. It may seem time consuming having to reboot every time but this process of elimination will probably finger the culprit.

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