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Old 10-01-2008, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default High end gaming PC takes a LONG time to boot

Ok so to preface, running XP x64 on a q6600 processor, 4gb DDR2-800 DAM, 8800 GT 512mb video card, 650 watt Ultra X-Finity Power Supply, Seagate 7200.11 250GB HDD.

So when my computer boots, it gets to the desktop with my start menu that I can access, my Stardock is loaded, but then it takes about 1-2 minutes sometimes to let me use explorer or Pidgin or other programs, then all of a sudden stuff catches up and it's all good. Any way to troubleshoot this?

I ran a full NOD32 scan, and a full SuperAntiSpyware scan. Ran HDD and Memory tests when this started happening, nothing.

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: High end gaming PC takes a LONG time to boot

My guess is you have a ton of crapware in the run folder in the registry. How much stuff is in your system tray?

start > run > regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
MICROSOFT
WINDOWS
CURRENTVERSION
RUN

Take a screenshot and post it, so we can see how much junk is being loaded at startup.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: High end gaming PC takes a LONG time to boot

Yep too many startup programs most likely.

Another way (user friendly way) of seeing startup programs is to go

Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Startup tab
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