Slow boot up

  caspertoo 13:13 05 Dec 2008

My computer has recently become very slow on turning it on to actually being able to use it. I am talking of sometimes 4 or 5 minutes. I have only 3 items in the start up programmes in msconfig and all my drivers are completely up to date. I have run spybot, AVG, Tune up utilities 2009 and zone alarm is running in the background all the time.

  crosstrainer 13:16 05 Dec 2008

A couple of easy ones to try first:


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And a decent defrag prog:

click here

Run these both, and report back. If problems persist, then you may have a hdd problem

  caspertoo 14:36 05 Dec 2008

Hi crosstrainer, tried the above no difference, i was already running ccleaner anyway. The problem is it seems to get to the log on part quickly but then at least 2 or 3 minutes of silence from the HDD then it comes to life and once up and running performance is good.

  Carpigiani 14:38 05 Dec 2008

I had exactly the same problem, tried ccleaner, defrag and everthing else I could think of.

Finally did a system restore back 2 weeks and everything is now ok.

Worth a try.

  caspertoo 15:02 05 Dec 2008

Tried a restore, only restore point was a system check 3 days ago so tried it back to then, when it came back on it said it couldnt be restored tothat point. So back to square one. I have realised something, it only seems to have started from when my computer updated itself and installed service pack 3. Could this be anything?

  caspertoo 16:50 06 Dec 2008

Sorted this problem, service pack 3 at fault.Thanks fro your help.

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