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Old 02-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so my problem is that my pc takes long to boot up.

It boots up fine until right after the Windows XP logo screen. Right after the xp logo the screen goes black for about 1 minute then the welcome screen shows up and it stays there for about 4-5 mins.

Ive scanned the computer for viruses in:
normal mode
safe mode
and ive also done a boot scan.

So there is no viruses.

Ive re installed all system files using my XP cd so it isnt the system files and ive done a system restore so it isnt a software issue.


What can be the problem?


My pc specs are:

Intel quad q8200 2.33ghz
4gb ram
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
500GB SATA
XP Home SP3
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pc takes too long to boot up

you tryed defragging your system?
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get rid of all your junk files.
defrag
clear out all the dead registry edits
kill off some of your apps running in the background that you don't use.

- when was the last time you reloaded your machine? it might be due for an attitude adjustment.
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Actually its a new pc. I've had it no longer than 2 months.

Ill try a defrag and see how that goes



Also whats the best registry cleaner software?
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I use this just for the registry. It's good for other things, but be careful. it can cause issues if you delete too much.
|MG| EasyCleaner 2.0
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So how do I know what to delete and what not to delete. I've never really knew much about registry.
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once you install the program, click on the registry. it will then look for dead ones. after that get rid of all of them, and keep the active ones only. What I meant about be careful, is if you use the other features... that can hurt if you get click happy.
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Ok just finished defrag and doing registry clean now. Ill try a reboot and see if it worked.
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try this as well...
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it's real good at keeping the junk off.
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Ok I did the defrag, registry clean and cc clean and still booting up slow.


What does the pc try loading right after the xp logo
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