Weird slowdown on startup

  Throttleup 10:43 31 Dec 2006

Hi there,

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you all.

Just got a wee bizzarre problem...recently windows on startup coming from either Hibernation or a fresh boot takes almost a minute to show the start bar.

The desktop appears (no shortcuts - just the picture) but if the antivirus is updating that pops up and updates without problems.

It's not a major problem but it's still very irritating as it never used to do this before...when it does appear it's not slow at all.

The PC : 3.4Ghz P4, 1GB RAM, Windows XP fully updated.

Any thoughts?



  Technotiger 10:45 31 Dec 2006

Hi, I wouldn't worry about it unless you have other problems ... one minute to start bar is not too excessive.

Happy New Year.

  Gongoozler 10:50 31 Dec 2006

It sounds like your computer is busy loading programs or carrying out some other background task at boot-up. Is your antivirus Norton? That is notorious for slowing things down, but very effective once it has got started.

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