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Anonymous
September 19, 2004 6:44:09 PM

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Now that I've installed the XP Service pack 2, my machine takes almost 5
minutes to boot! Much of the time is spent just drawing program icons on my
desktop. Yes, I have a LOT of programs installed, but in the past all icons
were drawn in 10 or 15 seconds. It seems now "windows" is not just going
out to each exe and reading the icon, but maybe doing more, doing some kind
of security check maybe?

Any idea how I can tell "windows" to go back to the short procedure?

Thanks for your input.

Paul Townsend
Tucson, Arizona

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Anonymous
September 22, 2004 8:13:51 AM

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Hi,

How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=306084

Hope this helps.

Ashok (Ashokan Achari)

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- - Subject: desktop icons @ startup
- - From: Paul Townsend <paul@nospam.com>
- - Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 14:44:09 GMT
- -
- - Now that I've installed the XP Service pack 2, my machine takes almost
5
- - minutes to boot! Much of the time is spent just drawing program icons
on my
- - desktop. Yes, I have a LOT of programs installed, but in the past all
icons
- - were drawn in 10 or 15 seconds. It seems now "windows" is not just
going
- - out to each exe and reading the icon, but maybe doing more, doing some
kind
- - of security check maybe?
- -
- - Any idea how I can tell "windows" to go back to the short procedure?
- -
- - Thanks for your input.
- -
- - Paul Townsend
- - Tucson, Arizona
- -
!