Lately my computer has been slow in starting up. I have not got a lot on it, and I have done the usual checkdisk, defrag, virus check and msconfig/startup and removed some items but they reappeared when I restarted the computer. It seems to have slowed down a lot has anyone any suggestions ??. Thank you in anticipation of a reply.
Do I need all of them or which one is the best ? I have recently noticed that my dial-up screen appears now when the computer has completed loading up at start-up, and I have not got it set to "connect automatically", would this have something to do with Spyware ?? Thank you for replying.
you'll want both adaware and spybot becasuse they both pick out slighly different types of programs. can't remember which goes what, can anyone let us know?? haven't heard of 'cleanup' before, can i have some more info on that please lozzy??
I have downloaded Ad-aware, but have not managed Spybot, is this freeware and pay download ?. May I ask, scanning with Ad-aware it finds 5 "tracking" files, I delete them and when I return online there they are again. What are tracking files and are they harmfull ???, Cheers
Check Device Drive from Control panel, Systems, hardware. See if you got any Yellow !. If there are, find correct driver and install them. If a driver not working properly, XP is having a hard time to find and load during start up. This is one of main reasons for slow bootup.
Sorry to be a nuisance, but I have checked the system hardware, nothing in conflict there. I would not know what to disable or delete. I am worried I may mess it up completely !. However I would still like to know, what are "Tracking files" and do they do any harm to your computer. Thank you for your help in the matter of slow startup. Cheers