xp pro takes 20 mins for icons to appear

  johnnyrocker 11:58 05 Sep 2008

what happens is my pc boots to desktop without any icons or task bar etc, it can take a good 15 mins to fully load, last night i used ctrl alt delete to try and find the cause of the problem and i found an svchost.exe hogging 99% cpu when i deleted this the pc proceeded to boot normally, this morning had to go through the same process to speed up machine loading, xp pro sp3, and all the usual antispyware

any ideas please?


  Seth Haniel 12:01 05 Sep 2008

svchost.exe could be contaminated - have you tried a restore point ??

  johnnyrocker 12:05 05 Sep 2008

i have not yet as i was looking for ideas, will try that now, thanks for the response


  birdface 12:10 05 Sep 2008

It could be Microsoft looking for updates.Switch off automatic updates.Reboot computer and see if it works any quicker.You can then turn your automatic updates back on if you want.

  Seth Haniel 12:11 05 Sep 2008
  johnnyrocker 12:20 05 Sep 2008

restore failed but thanks,i shall try butemans idea the have a look at sethaniel's idea


  Quiet Life 12:29 05 Sep 2008

another interesting link on your problem.
click here
I had a friend with similar problem. Ran malwarebytes antimalware. Super antispyware and AVG scan and one of them fixed it.

  johnnyrocker 12:29 05 Sep 2008

no change with auto updates turned off


  Chas49 12:33 05 Sep 2008

Like Buteman says, perhaps the computer is searching for updates, this does extend the time taken - but 20 mins seems a heck of a long time for this - more like three or four on mine ( and that seems an eternity!).

Good link Seth Haniel

  johnnyrocker 12:38 05 Sep 2008

tried the steve gibson reccommendations and pc comes up clean


  johnnyrocker 12:39 05 Sep 2008

definately 15 mins or more


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