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My PC startup is fine then I get to logon screen. Each user account is different. I have WinXP SP3. I sometimes takes a little longer to hear logon sound, then pauses and finally the desktop comes up. Always the background is up and taskbar but not all icons. The last icon to finally load after the background turns blue, finally background comes back and all is loaded on desktop. Like I said, all 4 user accounts are a little different. I'm wondering if my Netbios settings on logon is corredt and in wh

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Sounds like your computer is bogging down from to much bloatware. do a disk clean up. and uninstall any unnecessary programs. if this doesn't work you might have to take your computer in to have someone do an optimization on all accounts. that will fix your problem.

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try log off and login as "Administrator", if you remember the password. Try blank password first. if it doesn't show in the list, press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and type it in.
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