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PC on boot up shows busy disk light for an hour or so. Runs programs very slowly. Runs AVG anti-virus and Malwarebytes' anti-malware with no problems. Runs Spybot-search & destroy, but locks up on fix problems. Generic PC ASUS P4R800-VM motherboard, CPU P4C 3.0 gh. Any ideas?

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It could be a lot of things wrong (or 'going' wrong), but it is most likely a virus just slowing your PC down as you suspect.
Download CLAMWIN, and also SUPERANTISPYWARE. Both programs are free, and can be googled easily for the download links. Spybot does have problems on lots of PCs with crashing, it's very good, but quite unstable on some computers.
No anti-virus program will catch all viruses or spyware, so if anything like that is suspected, its always best to try several different programs. The ones listed above are all compatible with the ones you already have installed.

On most computers, once viruses have started to slow it right down, it can take far more time to remove every bit of them, and its more efficient to just back up your important files to a disc or some other method, and reinstall your Windows system (most computers now have a restore function built in, usually started by pressing F11 repeatedly as soon as the PC is booting up). Don't ever do a System Restore though, until you've 'definitely' backed up everything you want.
If nothing finds any viruses out of all of the programs you've tried then, it could be that your hard drive is going faulty. The drive can be busy trying to read 1 or more faulty sections, and that can slow the PC right down.
It is still far more likely to be just spyware/virus messing about though. Good luck.

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Start your PC in safe mode By pressing F8 as it boots into windows Just safe mode not with CMD prompt or Networking. then ren the AVG &spybot-search & destroy, program again this should sort out your problems

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Following are the steps that shall be followed in case ones computer is slow to start up:

  • Block the start-ups and services
  • Defragment the disks
  • Defragment your registry
  • Set up the system for best performance
  • Disinfect the system


Block the Startups and Services

When your computer is started up, there might be a number of programs and services running in the background. Some of them would be update checkers, error reporters and the rest are necessary tools like your antivirus etc.

The idea is to disable running the start-ups and service that you no longer need.

  1. Click Start ' Run.
  2. Type MsConfig and press ENTER.
  3. Disable the start-ups and services from the Startup and Services tabs respectively.
  4. Click OK button and restart the machine.

Defragment the Disks

My computer is slow to start up if the disks are too fragmented. Fragmentation refers to dividing a file into several parts which cause slow down in retrieving their contents.

The problem can be solved by defragmenting such fragmented disks using the Disk Defragmenter.

  1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Select all the drives.
  3. Click Defragment disks button.

Defragment your Registry

Registry is the database in your operating system containing significant configurations and information. Registry fragmentation too cause my computer is slow to start up issue.

Defragmenting the registry is too simple. You have to download a third party Registry Defragmenter software and install it o your system.

Set Up the System for Best Performance

Setting Windows for maximum performance rather than best appearance could fix the problem. Whenever my computer is slow to start up I perform the same task. The steps are provided below:

  1. Right click My Computer.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click Advanced System Settings link at the left hand side of the window.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. In Performance frame, click Settings button.
  6. Select the option Adjust for best performance and click OK ' OK.

Disinfect the System

Sometimes computer is infected by a virus and I feel that my computer is slow to start up.. Change the existing antivirus software and download a good one. Update its virus definitions and conduct a full scan through it. Remove all the infected files that found.

Fix My Computer is Slow to Start Up Now

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