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WHEN COMPTURE STARTS ICONS TAKE A LONG TIME TO OPEN

PROGRAMS ARE HARD TO OPEN AT FIRST

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You`ll probably find that this is due to the amount of programs that insist on running at boot up, i bet youll find there are a load of icons in the far bottom right of your taskbar, if there is you will have to go thru msconfig or get a program that will allow you to stop the ones that dont need to run until you want them to, its like you wanting to go to the shop but the rest of the family wanna come with you in case they want to buy something, you have to wait for them to get shoes coats etc before you can go then wait for them to be ready to come back home with you.... its the same thing with pc`s, loads of things run at boot up just in case you want to use them, stop them doing this and start them ONLY when you want to run the.
Dont stop your firewall or antivirus software, autoruns by Sysinternals will give you a list of every single thing that runs and will allow you to decide which u want.


hope this helps you m8,

Jim :-))

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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Your computer will be restarted after the system restore is completed. Thereafter, you can try to open your browser.

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Any way please read the following solution that I wrote to another poster.

If you have deleted the icons for those programs on your desk top, then they may be in your Recycle trash bin. double click on Recycle Bin look for the icon for recorder, right click on recorder and select restore. You really cannot delete the programs from your machine as they are retained in a ROM chip , hard coded into the chip and are loaded each time you cut your machine on. The only thing you can do is delete the icons on the desktop, which are sent to the recycle bin.
To retore the machine to factory settings, there is a small hole just about an inch down from the data plate on the back. Using a pencil point or a straightened paper clip, insert the bject into the hole and hold for about 5 seconds. Your deleted icons are not replaced.
A second method to restore your icon is to click on my computer right click on the recorder, select copy, dismiss my computer, find a blank spot on your desktop and right click on that spot, select paste, and a dos type icon appears as your recorder button. When you cut the machine of and back on the Dos type icon is replaced with a CE type icon
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