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Windows XP slow bootup

by blackface216 / September 15, 2006 5:38 AM PDT

Gateway Pentium 3, 700 mhz - 256mb ram, 20gb hard drive.
Until a few weeks ago my system booted up fine. Now it boots up to my windows desktop and then takes 20 minutes minimum to complete start up. The SVCHOST.exe hogs 99% of the CPU so nothing happens until it has completed its tasks.
I have tried starting it without the start up items and this has no effect. I have cleaned it, defragged it, virus checked it, tuned it.
Any advice guys?

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Tell more about those virus checks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows XP slow bootup

Such as EWIDO and Housecall?

Have you looked at your HIJACKTHIS log? Anything new?


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Hi Bob
by blackface216 / September 15, 2006 6:17 AM PDT

Can you enlighten me as to the two names EWIDO and Housecall and also ho wwil i know if there are changes in my hijack this log? Thanks in advance Bob.,
I used Norton for the scan.

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Such are on
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Bob
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Virus checks
by blackface216 / September 16, 2006 3:20 AM PDT

I have applied Ewido, Norton, spybot search and destroy and a few other freebies. They have removed loads of rubbish from my PC but I have the same problem. I have posted the HJT log in another forum but if anyone here wants to view it please ask? Thanks

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