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Boot up problems and running very slow

After the windows xp screen comes up, it stays on the green acer screen forever before it makes an attempt to boot up. It takes 15 to 30 mins for the user log in screen to come up. after logging in, almost 10 mins for desktop screen and another 15 mins for the icons to appear. then it operates very slow and erratic. the icons sometimes dissappear then you can't do anything

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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    computer will not boot. black screen.

  • varri_kk Sep 15, 2008

    my pc started with safemode only,running veryslowly

  • navinnair Jan 04, 2009

    Problem With my PC too. Installed TuneUp Utilities 2008 & Ran the scan check disk function. It scanned & after reported that my C: required me to rescan again after it restarts windows.

    Thats the last i saw of windows... Now my system DOESN'T BOOT AT ALL!




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The problem is that you have lots of starup item in your Msconfig.
You need to disable all the startup items and some none Microsoft services.

Start->run->Msconfig Now you can disable services and startup items.

Instead of using this you can use

1. TuneUp-Utilities-2008:
(http://www.tune-up.com/download/tu2008/)
OR

You can run good anti spyware on system from

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/uninstall-antivirus-2009

and run this tool

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When i turn on my acer aspire t180 desktop, thats all it says is. del; enter setup f12;boot menu.but nothing happenens. please help

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How about I make it simple:
Download and run:

http://www.malwaresupport.com/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

Called malwarebytes antimalware; it's free. I use it three times a day. superantispyware is not bad, but malwarebytes will remove it in a quick scan without needing to go to safe mode. regardless, my suggestion download BOTH run BOTH in a full scan, start with malware bytes full scan after updating them both. then reboot and run full scan of the superantispyware as well, do this for every login. it will also fix the hijacked backround, and the missing tabs in video properties. which I can also help you with but it should do this for you automatically, also NOD32 will keep it out once it's removed:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832114005

If it's not spyware, then it's probably one these things, either the motherboard has bad capacitors, the power supply is not doing it's job. or the hard drive is starting to lag. High latency when reading sectors on a disk is a common speed issue. there is a program called MHDD:
http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/
and if you get any more than a hundred sectors over 10 MS then you have a drive that is begining to fail you may notice patterns as you scan it, this is the hard drive balancing the read/write sectors so that the wear is even. if the hard drive is ok then it's motherboard/power supply.

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Hi MadSyNTis,

Slow boot problems on any computers are due to 2 reasons :
(1) Hardware reasons and
(2)Software reasons

(TRY THE SOLUTION MENTIONED FOR SOFTWARE FIRST, IF THAT DOES NOT HELP, ONLY THEN TRY THE HARDWARE SOLUTION)

HARDWARE REASONS> if your system has less RAM (memory) then it can cause slow boot up issues,
SOLUTION FOR HARDWARE > I recommend you to check the amount of memory on your system., to check the memory on your system , click on start , then "right click" on "my computer " icon and select properties.. on the screen you will the the amount of RAM installed. I recommend 1 GB of RAM on a computer.

SOFTWARE REASONS> These can be a problem with the windows XP operating system.
SOLUTION FOR SOFTWARE> perform the steps as mentioned in the following links :
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/getstarted/speed.mspx

(Click on the above link)

NOTE>The above steps are safe to try and do not result in any kind of data loss.

GoodLuck :-)

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It sounds like you have a spyware/virus issue on your computer.

When your computer is booting up (Before the Windows XP screen appears), press F8 on your keyboard. A list of options will appear, choose safe mode (Not safe mode with networking).
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When you get into windows, go to Start -> Run, and type "msconfig" without the quotes. A window will appear, go to the "startup" tab and hit the button labeled "Disable all". Hit apply, close the box and choose to restart the computer. What this does is stop all programs except just windows from starting up with your computer, which should significantly increase bootup and run speed of your computer.

From there, you should run an anti-virus and anti-spyware program to remove any infections on your computer.

A popular free anti-virus is AVG, located at free.grisoft.com.
For spyware I would reccomend Ad-aware 2008, which you can find at
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10045910.html

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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Reinstala xp, y si el problema persiste revisa tu pc por dentro tal vez el problema sea de hardware

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Try to reinstall windows if it didnt work chek ram if compatible and installed properly.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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