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Old 08-28-2006, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello,

for about a couple of weeks it takes a long time to load winxp.

when i push the power button it hangs on the motherboard screen (Asus KV8-MX) for about 1 min. then it goes to the windows logo screen and that is fast, like it was before. after that, the screen goes black for about 3min and then winxp loads.

compared to before, it is quite a long wait of about 4 -5minutes.

anyone know if this can be fixed to its normal state?


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Old 08-28-2006, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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have you installed any new hardware latley?
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nope, the problem happened overnight (about a couple of weeks ago).

i remember using it and shutting it off as usual.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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#1 cause of long loading on Windows XP = Spyware.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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have you scanned your comp for any viruses? worms? trojans? maybe that could be the thing slowing down your comp, did you download anything?
Also try doing disk defragment, it will make your PC slightly faster
its in programs> accessories>system tools
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i just scanned for spyware not long ago. still no improvement.

my programs work fine, just slow winxp load up

ill try for viruses,etc now

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programs start up with windows? Disable anything you dont need in msconfig.
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