Go Slow

  Stowit 13:56 01 Apr 2006
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A dose of upgrade 'itus' lead me to running my PC with new mobo without Antivirus when down loading drivers etc. Lots of complications with my wireless lan & other issues had got me in a real mess. Now having got some protection & found viruses galore & running various spywear checkers, virus scans etc think Ive eliminated them. Now though my pc takes an age to boot (30s) on the Windows XP screen. Ive run msconfig, & looked at the startup applications list, & found virus type things listed (now disabled). Why are they still there? Various scans show the pc virus free. How do I go about deleting them? Why's boot up still so slow, could other windows files have been corrupted? Also, its a P42.8, has 3gig Ram & sometimes is 'stuttery', like its short on memory, but does not show anything od running in Task manager. Any pointers please.

  rawprawn 14:09 01 Apr 2006

click here this will let you clear msconfig and I would suggest downloading CCleaner and running that.

  rawprawn 14:10 01 Apr 2006

click here CCleaner

  Stowit 14:54 01 Apr 2006

Sorry forgot to say, Ive also ran CC cleaner. Will try that start up tool thanks.

  Stowit 16:03 01 Apr 2006

Indeed, it removed all references to the nasties. Still slow to boot though )-:

  rawprawn 16:16 01 Apr 2006

click here Take the full PC Tune up.

  Stowit 16:51 01 Apr 2006

Done the 'tune up', nothing obvious, suggests a defrag. Will do that overnight. Handy site though, thanks. Don't think it has resolved the slow boot though. My old mobo used to race through boot (seconds) & though slower this one was lots quicker Im sure. Ive added more memory since then, but it doesn't show it checking it on screen.

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