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Slow boot up

It takes my computer about 15 minutes to boot up and i have no restore cd

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Re: slow boot up

In my laptop there is a message showing your others.exe file is missing .pls suggest me

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Re: slow boot up


Some possible reasons why slow in boot are:
1. low memory - add some more ram;
2. too many start up programs - remove unnecessary ones. Go to Start, Run, type "msconfig", OK, go to Startup tab. listed are the programs that run on start, remove any that you feel that you don't need such as updates, nero, etc.
3. Virus - scan for any virus and delete/quarantine;
3. Malwares - use malware scanner such as AdAware.
4. low hard disk space - delete unnecessary files/folders, temporary. Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup, check all that you don't need or want, OK, OK;
5. Increase your swap file - right click on My Computer, click on Properties, click on Advanced tab, click on Settings, click on  Advanced tab, Change button, tick on Custom size, type on Initial and Maximum same value say 1024, OK, OK, OK.

You may also want to download, install and use tweaking utilities such Norton Disk Doctor, WinOptimizer, Regclean, BootVis and others of the like.

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Re: slow boot up

Clean cookies ,history,and uninstall anything that may of caused it to slow down. You probably have a trojan causing you problems. Update your antivirus and reboot your computer into safemode and then run a full system scan if your computer will let you do it in safe mode. If it won't let you run a scan in safe mode run it after you reboot . If you don't have a spyware program install it. Oh by the way if your hard drive is almost full your computer will run slower and could boot up slower. If this is the case burn some of your music  and pictures off onto a cd or DVD to make room on your hard drive. Uninstall some programs that you don't use. Just put on your computer what you use most often. Don't overload it. Why weight it down with things you never use.

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Re: slow boot up

Sounds like you may have a virus. start it in safe mode and run your virus scan.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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