laptop takes ages to start up

  andy63walsh 08:40 25 Feb 2008

When i start the laptop it takes so long to get to the desktop screen after i log in, any ideas ?

  rawprawn 08:57 25 Feb 2008

First try going to Start> Run> type "msconfig" without the "")and hit enter. Click on the Startup Tab and untick any programs that you don't need to start. (You are not deleting them in any way just preventing them from loading a startup) Restart your machine and tick the warning box "Don't show me this again"
Let us know if there is an improvement.

  rawprawn 09:01 25 Feb 2008

Also download and run these two free programs
click here (update it before running.

click here run both Regisstry and Cleaner

  andy63walsh 10:30 25 Feb 2008

i have loads, i don't even know what they are, some are anti spy, i think, some are : Nvcpl-rundll32.exe, syntpenh, nwiz, eadservr, ashdisp and realsched, there are more but i have done this for now.

  andy63walsh 11:37 25 Feb 2008

it found no spyware and it still starts slow, a little faster.

  Acx 12:06 25 Feb 2008

Following on from rawprawn,s post you will have to Google them.

Nvcpl.dll:- This loads the Nvidia Control Panel So best to keep.

realsched:- Part of real player:-(you dont have to have it at start up)click here

And so on, some are obvious like iTunesHelper etc.

This site may help

click here

  rawprawn 12:07 25 Feb 2008

See if this helps you, click here

  tullie 12:10 25 Feb 2008

How long does it take from turning on to the desktop appearing?

  andy63walsh 17:02 25 Feb 2008

about a good five mins to load, i will time it exact next time i boot up.

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