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Old 09-15-2007, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have XP, when I boot normally, my hard drive is running all the time. When I start XP it takes 20 mins to start, whenever I start a new program it take a long time to start, but once it started it runs fine.
This started about a week ago, since then I have scanned for spyware and virus, with several programs. I found minor stuff but nothing that solved the problem. I also replaced my hard drive with no difference.
With Process Explorer it show system idle process around 70%
Also when I start in safe mode the system seems to work ok.

My system specs
XP sp 2
AMD 3200
3 gig ram
500 gig hd

Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Open up Task Manager and see what is hogging the CPU. Right click on the taskbar and choose Task Manager from the menu, then click on the processes tab.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't see much of anything.

Here a copy of the log file from Hijack This

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:31:19 AM, on 9/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess .exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess .exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\GameSpot\DownloadManager_Win32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSouth\AM\BellSouthAlertManager.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSouth Accelerator Technology\propelac.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BELLSO~2\File and Printer Sharing\BellSouthFPS\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\VideoFX\StartFX.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\RoboMagic\MoonPhase\moon.exe
C:\Program Files\RoboMagic\SocketWatch\swatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KhalShared\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Webshots\webshots.scr
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
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Hijack logs are not my thing (but there are several here who may jump in), but it looks like you have a buttload of stuff running. Go into MSCONFIG and uncheck everything you can live without (you can always launch it later). Reboot and see if that helps.

Run > "msconfig" > Startup tab
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Also, try a full system scan using the Anti Virus. It could b Virus also
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I know its a lot of things running but it was working correctly last week with all of this running, so something had to change.

Also I have done a full virus scan using zonealarm and found nothing.
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I'd disable or better yet uninstall norton and see what happens.
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The only norton product I am running is Norton Ghost, and it was installed after the problem started, and I have uninstalled it.
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