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Windows XP Unusually Slow Startup

I am running Windows Xp Media Center edition. When booting up, there is a long delay (30-90 seconds) at the "Welcome" screen. After that has passed, my wallpaper displays but I need to wait another 1 or 2 minutes before the taskbar or icons show. I have a fast computer and plenty of ram. I disabled some services with msconfig months ago but the slow booting happened this week. I was desperate and edited the prefetch to 3 (i don't know if that harmed or hurt it). The newest change I can think of is that i installed a new HP printer. If there are any ideas, please help. Thanks a bunch to everyone in advance. I have a Media Center PC with dual boot with 1.5GB RAM, 2.8GHz Pentium D. The Start Up is slow.

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Plz go to msconfig and disable all item except the antiviruse in the startup tab, then go to my computer propeties ,click on advance then click on performance then select adjust for best performance(visual tab) then go to advance tab and change the page file to 1024 for both(min and max) then do a full scale system scan for viruse
Post your findings

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1)Go to start menu 2)Then go to 'RUN' and write MSCONFIG in its textbox. Then click on Startup tab and disable all option. 3) then restart ur pc.

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