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A an Emachine T1090 with 128mb of RAM. System takes forever (10 minutes) to boot up. Once up and running it performs much better. Are there any known cures? Would adding RAM help?

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Adding RAM would definitely help. What operating system are you running? You could run msconfig and try starting with a diagnostic startup. If the computer loads much more quickly, you could remove some of your startup items. Ask someone before removing anything though!


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Eric,

There are a lot of factors that can be a cause to slow boot up times. Sometimes it is a lengthy process to figure out what or why the boot time takes so long.

In Windows XP the first step that I would perform is to click on Start>Run and then type: "msconfig" and click OK. (Don't put in the " marks.)

Once you are in the System Configuration Tool, click the Startup tab. Disable all of the items in that list. Then click the Services tab. Check the Box for "Hide all Microsoft Services" and then disable all.

After clicking "OK" you will be prompted to reboot the computer. Do so. Time the boot/startup time. If it has significantly improved, then half of the troubleshooting is done. Next, you will need to go back into MSCONFIG and go to the services tab and enable a few of the services. Then apply and reboot. Make sure to write down which services you've re-enabled and make sure to time your bootup.

Through the process of elimination, you should be able to find out which service is slowing the system down. If you have rechecked all of the services and the system is still booting with an acceptable speed, then begin checking the startup items. Do the same process of checking just a few items at a time, writing down which ones you are checking. After rechecking just a few, apply and reboot, timing the boot up time.

Through this process you should be able to find the services or startup items that are slowing your computer down. Once the offending services or startup items are identified, you will need to make a decision of whether to leave that item out of the startup process or possibly reinstall that program.

If you find the offending item, and are unable to identify it by name, you can always go to Google and type that item's name into the Google search and it may give you an indication for what that startup item is, or what it is part of.

Sometimes, if you have a virus or malware, you may find the items listed in startup. If you do find a suspicious item, then you will need to make sure to run a full malware scan to remove any of those items that are unwanted.


Hope this has helped steer in the right direction to find out why your computer is running so slowly!

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You may have a virus infected. I would get it checked out or try to trouble-shoot yourself.
Please follow this guide for how to install a good anti-virus program that is free forever.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5317428-actually_free_antivirus_software_windows
If this doesn't speed things up please write back.

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Here are some suggestions: First of all . Do you have an anti virus installed on your husband's machine ? Viruses can slow the machine and even kill it permanently ( so be careful) . Just install an anti virus and you'll solve the problem . If you are already have an anti virus , then just run a full system scan and watch what will happen and follow the recommended steps that will be given by the anti virus [ There are a lot of anti virus softwares in the market ] but if you suspect that your system is already infected i recommend you to use (Avast professional edition) because it can make a boot scan , that means after you install it , it will ask you if you want to make a boot scan , just agree with it and it will reboot the system and start a boot time scanning , meanwhile you should watch it and give it the right orders if it detected a virus infection . Here is another suggestion : There is a certain software you could install it . This software can help your machine and detect any problem on your husband's computer but viruses . this software is called (TuneUp utilities) . You can download it from here www.tune-up.com . just try it and you'll be satisfied with result . if that didn't help just contact me again and i'll help you as possible as i can .
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if you have 2Gb+ memory and the issue is same there could be two problems,
1) could be a virus
2) it could be that you are running too many programs in the background

here is a helpfull link
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-IN/help/83ec0ffe-ee04-4d53-8b87-25d1f05c954e1033.mspx


further queries are welcome
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Delena
problems like this is associated to RAM malfunctioning.

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