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T6410 delay in booting.

When I start or restart, the emachine logo appears with F2 and F10 instructions, and then waits 30 seconds to 2 minutes before booting Windows XP and running normally. If I enter F2, it takes 5 to 20 seconds before the system reacts.

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  • Rkerr Feb 24, 2008

    Booting to Windows XP Home edition.
    Antivirus is avast! version 4.7 home edition.
    Firewall: Windows XP firewall enabled.
    Trouble began about 1 week ago.
    No hardware changes.
    No known .dll files uninstalled.

  • Rkerr Feb 24, 2008

    The problem is the delay before Windows XP even starts loading and avast! is in the . There is no disk activity, just the emachine logo and the message saying F2 to enter BIOs, and F10 to change boot device order. Timing the starts, it takes 70 seconds from the time logo comes on the
    screen, until the boot routine starts to load Windows XP from disk, which seems much longer than it did a week ago. I have 1.5mb RAM

    I find I can get on the internet faster after Windows XP starts loading with avast! instead of AVG, which I had used for a couple of years previously. I have 1.5mb RAM so avast! seems very happy. I used both Spybot and Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal yesterday with not viruses. Also checked system with LavaSoft Ad-Aware SE.

  • Rkerr Mar 04, 2008

    I have tried rearranging the boot sequence in the BIOS, and even disabling all boots except the hard disk, with no change in performance. It just sits for 70 seconds, then goes to the startup sequence. System shows correct amount of memory and Windows XP loads quickly and runs normally once it starts to load.

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I have avast deployed across 10 home pc's atleast..i find it one of the best free Av programs out there...Try changing the boot order from your BIOS...

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Which program do you have booting on start up. Do have Nortons, or any other AntiVirus, Firewall or Spyware softare installed> when did this problem start? Did you make any changes to your hardware...uninstall any important .dll files?

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Terry Lynn Deschamps
    Terry Lynn Deschamps Feb 24, 2008

    From Everything I've read...Avast is what is causing the slow start up time. What I suggest, it to shut off system restore, then boot into safe mode..reason to shut off system restore is because viruses can remain since Win protects these restore points from your AV and/or other
    Syware programs you may have installed. I'd boot into safe Mode and run all your checks
    again.Also have you tried a free online virus scan Trend do a good one
    find it here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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    Terry Lynn Deschamps Feb 24, 2008

    If that doesn't work...find an antivirus that isn't such a resource hog like
    Agv...it too is free for one year

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/

    I didn't add that in the last post...sorry...

    There are a lot of anti viruses, spyware removers, malware removers even trojan removers. I've personally used Avg before and found it good for the normal pc user. Now I use Panda Anti Virus and Firewall 2008 in combination with Spy Bot Search and Destroy (which is freeware, meaning it's available to everyone, and you can donate money to the programmers if you wish)
    you can find it here
    http://www.tucows.com/preview/310138

    Search and Destroy in conjunction with a good Anti Virus should be all you need to manage viruses, trojans, spyware, malware and your cookies.

    Let me know if this has been of any help to you...if not we can try something else..


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