can anyone help\advise? i am running xp pro on my pc athlon xp 2000 512mb ddr 12o hd 128mb graphics all was running well till recently now when i boot up and log on all goes well untill i try to access progs they take 2\3 mins opening up sometimes i have double clicked a few times then all of a sudden it comes to life and everything opens at once 5x internet ex 4xoutlook etc run virus checks nothing adaware regclean nothing seems to work.this only happens for the first 5 mins of startup any ideas??? thanx
task manager shows 22 processes running, mscomfig has only 3 progs at startup, diskeeper runs regular.
its not actual startup time, its when im on the desktop double clicking a prog it takes 2\3 mins to start. after 5 mins all is well progs start instantly funny thing is this has only just started happeningafew weeks ago it didnt do this
Came across this, don't know whether it pertains to your problem, but you may want to give it a go.
Correcting System Hang at Startup
"If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:
Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service. Disable it, apply the changes & reboot".