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T42 Booting Takes too Long

I have just reinstall the Windows XP to my 2 T42s. Everything works OK except the booting time takes way too long. One takes about 7-8 minutes and another one take more than 10 minutes. Thank you for the help.

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  • ibrozturk Apr 16, 2009

    I don't think I have any mal ware or spy ware. Hard Drive is formatted and XP is freshly installed. Before I even update connect to internet after installation it was slow. I will check if there is any mal ware or payware though maybe helps. Thank you for the help. Is there anybody else have any idea.

  • Mark Gough May 11, 2010

    Did you completely remove xp before you reinstalled it?

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Since you did a fresh install run norton or mcafee or avast
by the way avast is free. defrag your drive. i always do that even after an install.
to get avast go to http://www.avast.com
and download it (it's not memory hungry) run it.
if you still have problems let me know
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Hey ibrozturk ..
Because it's a fresh install, perhaps something didn't load properly.
I would reboot laptop with XP disk and do a full reinstall. (format everything install)
If you have anything to save - like pictures, music or documents, I would back them up to a CD-RW, or a USB Flashdrive - and then you could feed 'em back in after fresh install.
As soon as you do fresh install, create a system restore point - so if anything goes wrong while installing your applications - programs, you can revert back to fresh install.
Good luck,
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You could have malware or spyware on your computer.
Try running anti-malware, like norton or macafe.

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