laptop hangs on boot up

  postie24 18:18 10 Apr 2007

Recently my acer aspire laptop seems to take ages to boot up.It gets to the welcome screen and hangs there for about 20 secs,then on to the desktop picture,hangs for about 30 secs,then the taskbar appears,then the icons,then the taskbar loads up.
I have just discovered by disabling avg anti-virus on start up,the laptop boots normally.
Anyone else had this problem?


  postie24 18:25 10 Apr 2007

Thought it was avg,nope problem is back


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:40 10 Apr 2007

How well does it load in Safe mode?

If same in safemode the a program , if faster in safemode then a driver problem.

  skidzy 18:41 10 Apr 2007

Sounds like one of your startup programs is causing this.
Try... Start/Run and type MSCONFIG and select startup,now untick everything except your antivirus and firewall.If you have a realtime antispyware scanner,leave this ticked also...ok and reboot.

Does this help ?

  postie24 18:45 10 Apr 2007

skidzy,tried unticking all start up programs,still the same.
Fruit Bat /\0/\,i will try that.

  postie24 18:50 10 Apr 2007

Fruit Bat /\0/\,it boots up immediately in safemode.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:08 10 Apr 2007

so are your normal programs loading at start?

Try the advice from skidzy before looking for driver problems.

  postie24 19:15 10 Apr 2007

Yes all programs load normally at start up,the laptop then works perfectly

  skidzy 19:19 10 Apr 2007

Try giving the system a good overhaul,remove any unwanted programs and possible toolbars from add and remove and run ccleaner click here and reboot.Then defrag.

  skidzy 19:20 10 Apr 2007

"Recently my acer aspire laptop seems to take ages to boot up"

How long is ages Postie ?

  postie24 19:23 10 Apr 2007

Skidzy,done the defrag,removed all unwanted progs,have run ccleaner.
It uesd to boot up and be ready within 1 minute,now takes 2 and a half mins

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