ANDRO 21:11 15 Feb 2005

I have a compaq computer which has slowed down on loading up windows how can i find out the cause?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:20 15 Feb 2005

Check for spyware - click here
SB click here
AdAware click here
cws click here

Also, what is running at startup: click here
many are not necessary.

click here
BlackViper has some good suggestions too.

Also, check for disk defragmentation.

  LinuxPenguin 21:26 15 Feb 2005

also run ewido click here

and crap cleaner (CCleaner) - youll have to google i cant remember where its at

  ANDRO 22:00 15 Feb 2005

As my power supply is only 250w and i am running a creative sound card which is powered and a ati radeon 9600xt graphics card which is also powered?

  ANDRO 22:16 15 Feb 2005

I run norton internet security and antivirus so virus`s and worms shouldn`t be there.

  woodchip 22:32 15 Feb 2005

Have you cleared the Temp Folder and Cookie folder also Defrag the drive

  ANDRO 22:53 15 Feb 2005

yes i have. i just went into msconfig.exe and turned it to load basic devices but this didn`t help. I have timed start up and its taking 1M 50 secs to start up.

  VoG II 22:55 15 Feb 2005
  ANDRO 23:12 15 Feb 2005

Does this tool work, as i won`t let me down load it. can i get it from microsoft help.

  VoG II 23:20 15 Feb 2005

Download works fine here - click my yellow envelope if you want a copy.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:20 15 Feb 2005

click here d/l it and run it.


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