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windows xp starting problem

by jaspre150 / April 24, 2008 4:24 PM PDT

hi i have got winxp professional, p-4 3 ghz, 1 gb ram and 160 gb hdd.
well my problem is when my windows xp boots up...everything starts up except that the yahoo and msn messengers as well as the broadband connection dialin link doesnt works till like a minute or so after windows has got seems like the windows waits for something to load for about a minute and then after a minute the hard drive shows some activity and yahoo,msn and the broadband link comes up and i can only dial the link then...this 1 minute wait for the connection to be connected is really annoying me...from the task manager i c that 2 services imapi.exe,alg.exe and wmiserve.exe starts up after the freezing time of the windows and then net connection gets connected...if u want any more details i will let you will be kindly appreciated in solving this problem...jess

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Did you mean: wmiprvse.exe?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 24, 2008 6:47 PM PDT

You said wmiserve.exe. Did you mean: wmiprvse..exe? Google did not find any process/service called wmiserve.exe

Those 3 processes, imapi.exe, alg.exe and wmipserve.exe are normal Windows processes. Google will tell you more. Imapi.exe is connected with CD burning. Wmiprvse.exe may be a virus if it is located elsewhere than C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem

But nothing seems out of place there otherwise. Personally I would not have any messengers load on startup. Whilst they try to connect to the internet during the boot process I have found that they slow the startup times themselves.

Why not go for a faster startup without those, then just connect them when Windows is fully loaded?


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windows xp starting problem
by jaspre150 / April 25, 2008 6:53 AM PDT

hi well the problem is that when windows starts some processes start up and then it freezes for about a minute...the mouse and keyboard work but net cant be connected ..after that it again shows some activity after about a minute and then the dial up screen appears...i guess it might be some problem related to the adsl router through which net gets connected///

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Then I would
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 25, 2008 8:10 AM PDT
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windows xp starting problem
by jaspre150 / April 26, 2008 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Then I would

hi im not using any dsl connection softwarre but im using this modem/router to connect to the internet Smart AX Mt-882 Modem ...well i have checked that i pulled out the lan cable from the modem and then started the windows and it started perfectly so i guess it has something to be with the modem detection or something...also im not running any antivirus or any firewall except for windows firewall

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