View Full Version : My comps start up problems

21-10-04, 18:33
sometimes when my computer starts up it freezes either when logging in or just after, then i have to switch off my pc IT IS SO ANNOYIN!

21-10-04, 20:31
Hi mattioz,

A couple of questions first.

</font> What Operating System are you running?</font> How long has this problem been happening?</font> How frequently does it happen? (1 in 2, 1 in 3)</font> Did it start after installing some software or a Driver?</font> Have you installed any new hardware?</font> does it always lock up at the same point?</font>First thing to try is Safe Mode. When the computer starts booting press F8. A menu will appear and yoy can select safe mode. This will boot the pc and display the drivers being loaded. See if booting in this mode freezes.
Once you come back with more info we can see where that takes us....

21-10-04, 20:44
Sometimes it's the Spys on ur PC.

21-10-04, 20:46
Could be dozens of reasons, mattioz.
Likely is that you have too much programs starting up with Windows. Solution: Click Start / Run... type in
click OK.
Look in the tab about Starting up items. Check off everything.
Reboot. Now it goes quicker huh?
OK, go back to msconfig / startup items tab.
Chack ON again, all the important items, like your antivirusscanner, firewall, mouseware, etc. You know many things don't need to start up at all. You can always adress them whenever you need them. For instance if you use Microsoft Office. By default it sets itself amongst these items. I have it always checked off. This has absolutely no effect on the speed to launch for instance Word. Another example is my printer. It is a All-in-One fax/printer/scanner/copier (HP G85). Its software also sets itself amongst the startup items. But i have it always checked off. Now when i want to print a document, the printer still immediately responds. Only delay i get is when i want to send a fax. First i have to doubleclick on the HP- icon, and the complete software (it is large!) has to load and that takes almost 2 minutes.
Other example: i have a beautiful Logitec MX700 cordless mouse. In startup items its software is present. When i check that off, and reboot the pc, this hightech mouse will still work, but be reduced to a standard mouse without any special Logitech oprions. It will work standard on the plain Windows mouse-driver.
Moral of this story: you can always, without any effect on Windows, check off every item. Most people have much too many items / programs starting up with Windows, causing enormous delay while booting.

Other likely options: too much unneeded services running. For instance, if you have only one pc, you don't need services that are specific to networking. Study the services, you find them by rightclick "My Computer" / Manage / Services and Applications / Services.

Your hdd is too fragmented. It is time to defragment.

You use Norton Antivirus. This is a heavy application. I use it too. One of my pc's reacts like an old lady because of it. Choose another antivirus application, like AntiVir. Sorry i have no link atm.

Your hdd is at its end. Enable S.M.A.R.T. in the BIOS, so you will be warned just in time before it dies.

Many more reasons possible of course. Let me know how my suggestions helped?

21-10-04, 20:57
Wow! We're partying! :eek: Hello Sim. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Hi Anubis_AF http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Yes mattioz, Anubis' suggestion is not to be underestimated too. When you combine Simulation's method (safe mode) and mine (msconfig) you make a good start finding and disabeling them.

Ever heard of Ad-Aware SE (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) , Spybot Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/nl/index.html) , and Spyblocker (http://www.popup-blocker.info/anti-spy-software.html) ?

[ 21. October 2004, 21:58: Message edited by: joseph ]

21-10-04, 21:02
Evening Joseph, Anubis http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif