Norton slow to load on startup

  PhiltheFragger 09:50 03 Jul 2004

Built a new box for a chum, Athlon 2600, 512mb Ram,80gb Hdd, Windows XP etc

works fine except when you start, all the icons come up very quickly, including Zone alarm. there is a 2 minute wait for Norton AV 2003 to load,during this time, the machine wont let you do much.

Have uninstalled and reinstalled NAV, have looked in MSCONFIG to see if any startup items have been unchecked in error,

Obviously, it is looking for something which it cant find

Any ideas


  Dorsai 10:06 03 Jul 2004

Try unplugging the CD-ROM. My old system used to do this every time it booted from cold. it was searching for a disk in the CD. problem was made worse if there was a disk in it. was no prob if i restarted/reset. prob went away when I shifted the CD off the same IDE cable as the HDD.

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