xp slow start up

  henry1 11:11 19 Nov 2004
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When I start up xp takes a long time and I think it's down to Norton, first thing that comes on the task bar after about 1 minute is Norton Ghost then about 2 minutes later the icon for Norton anti virus. I remember with windows 98 you could edit what came on the task bar but I can't seem to do it on XP

  MichelleC 11:21 19 Nov 2004

A free utility like StartUp Inspector may help (it also shows up any missed trojans) click here

  Stuartli 14:55 19 Nov 2004

Tyre misconfig into Start>Run and then click on the Startup tab.

Uncheck anything that you don't want to open on startup (avoid essential items) and then reboot.

  Cal 15:14 19 Nov 2004

Should read 'msconfig' not 'misconfig' :)

  rawprawn 15:49 19 Nov 2004

Also use Disc Cleanup and then defrag

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