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DirtyDandy02
11-09-04, 18:55
AHH help i have not been on my computer lately becouse it has a major problem.Each time i turn on my computer it loads everything right and when it goes to the desktop it takes like 20 minutes to load after that lets say i click to play a trgame or the internet or anything it flashes a little on the harddrive to load and open and stops then it starts like in 20 minutes but eventually Stops and frezzez help i dotn know if i should take it to the shop for like the 10th time i ever had computers

Joseph
11-09-04, 20:07
Click Start / Run... type in
msconfig
and click OK. Go to the Start Up tab, and uncheck every item.
Now reboot and it probably goes a lot quicker.
Could you post a printscreen of the complete list of items?
If you want to locate the bad item(s), check 1 item ON again and reboot, andsoforth one by one.
Might get time-consuming though.

[ 11. September 2004, 21:08: Message edited by: joseph ]

Joseph
11-09-04, 20:13
DirtyDandy, do you use Windows XP?
Do you use an antivirus application?
Do you often remove spyware and adware?
Do you regularily defragment you harddisk?
How much of free diskspace have you left?

DirtyDandy02
11-09-04, 20:25
Yes i use Windows Xp
yes i have an antivirus program
i have 25.9GB space left

Do you regularily defragment you harddisk?
dont get it?
Hope you can help me

Click Start / Run... type in
msconfig
and click OK. Go to the Start Up tab, and uncheck every item.
Now reboot and it probably goes a lot quicker.
Could you post a printscreen of the complete list of items?
If you want to locate the bad item(s), check 1 item ON again and reboot, andsoforth one by one.
Might get time-consuming though.

will this help
does my computer get messed up or have error is i do this?

Joseph
11-09-04, 20:48
DirtyDandy02, http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif No problem, you can uncheck every item in msconfig / startup tab without problems for your WindowsXP itself. They are items that start up with Windows as long as they are checked on. They are all facultative. Normally, like some parts of the antivirus application, your printer, MsOffice, etc... you can always choose that you don't want them to start up with Windows. Bad applications that run without your approval may also be amongst them!

Joseph
11-09-04, 20:53
BTW: yes i regularly defragment. I use a program called Diskeeper, but that is not needed.
Right clcik "My Computer" / Manage / on the left pane of the menu you'll see "Defragment".
Run it, it is never bad to defragment your harddiskdrive. The ofter you do it, the quicker it will perform its task.

[ 11. September 2004, 21:55: Message edited by: joseph ]