If I start in Safe Mode

  wee eddie 21:23 17 Dec 2006
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Then type "msconfig" into the "Run" box.

Will the list of Open programs give me a basis of what I must leave to open at Start-up?

The reason.

My brother-in-law's PC is taking over 15 minutes to boot. The e-Machine engineers put a new HDD in for him and installed Norton 2007. OK he wants to keep Norton, but even with that running this is slow.

I've done a defrag and general system tidy. I shall run Adaware next time I am over, but he's 25 miles away so I don't want to do anything that requires me to return the next day to sort out if it goes wrong. Also, much as I would like my understanding to be better, it is still at the experimental stage, and I feel that I ought to keep my experiments to myself.

  VoG II 21:26 17 Dec 2006

Yes.

  wee eddie 22:09 17 Dec 2006

I thought I'd better check first.

  David4637 14:40 18 Dec 2006

Deleting anything in msconfig could cause you problems IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. David

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