XP Slow Startup

  toogie 19:07 18 Nov 2010

Until a couple of weeks ago my Windows XP was working better than ever before. I had experienced a lot of problems back in the summer but after re-installing Windows and reducing the Start-up Progs. to an absolute minimum, all was working well. Now, however, after the Windows screen has run and closed I am having to wait up to 10 minutes until my desktop appears. During this time my screen remains black (blank). Sometimes, even when the Desktop appears the PC will freeze and I need to power off to restart. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 18 Nov 2010

Try this for a start.
Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

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