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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 9:46:41 PM

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Hi, I have a problem that has been bugging me for a while. And I notice
out of 10 people I know, me along with 2 others have this problem. Well
everytime I start up windows I takes very long. The problem is, when
everything loads up and the desktop loads up fully with all icons and no
noise from hard drive showing it is loading I have to wait around 10-20
seconds more when the desktop is loaded before anything is actually working.
See when its all loaded, and say I try to open My Computer I get the
searching flash light animation. This as well applies to other programs
because when I double-click them, nothing happens. And say if I open
internet explorer, it'll be a blank page, and nothing will work. And when
after those 10-20 seconds when everything loads right away I get a little
noise sometimes from my hard drive as if it just searched for something.

I have windows xp pro with service pack 2. And I am currently updated with
everything with every driver and latest bios update. My system was purchased
in the summer and I have had this problem a month after purchase. I have
done 3 reformats allready, and each time I installed either norton
antivirus, or mcafee, and i'v noticed each time I install a virus scanning
software this occurs. I currently have no anti-virus software installed, I
un-installed norton which was installed. But i dont know if its these virus
scanning softwares that are causing this. If anyone could help, it would be
great.

My system specs are :

Intel D865GBF mother board, 800mhz
Intel 3GHz, 1 MB cache, (HT technology)
1 GB, Kingston DDR 400MHZ RAM
Western digital, 160 GB, 7200 RPM, with 8MB cache
ATI Radeon 9550 256 MB
Sound Max 3D sound.

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Anonymous
January 18, 2005 3:19:33 AM

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Hi Pete,

Last time I saw this happen was on a pc build I did where the customer
didn't have their broadband set up yet but the local area connection was
still trying to find the internet.

Try disabling the connection by right clicking the two little flashing
monitors icon in the taskbar and do a restart. If it clears the prob then
you're one step closer, so start looking for redundant connections in your
network control panel.

Carbon™

"Peter Kopala" <peter.kopala@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:K7YGd.8744$K03.377950@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi, I have a problem that has been bugging me for a while. And I
notice
> out of 10 people I know, me along with 2 others have this problem. Well
> everytime I start up windows I takes very long. The problem is, when
> everything loads up and the desktop loads up fully with all icons and no
> noise from hard drive showing it is loading I have to wait around 10-20
> seconds more when the desktop is loaded before anything is actually
working.
> See when its all loaded, and say I try to open My Computer I get the
> searching flash light animation. This as well applies to other programs
> because when I double-click them, nothing happens. And say if I open
> internet explorer, it'll be a blank page, and nothing will work. And when
> after those 10-20 seconds when everything loads right away I get a little
> noise sometimes from my hard drive as if it just searched for something.
>
> I have windows xp pro with service pack 2. And I am currently updated with
> everything with every driver and latest bios update. My system was
purchased
> in the summer and I have had this problem a month after purchase. I have
> done 3 reformats allready, and each time I installed either norton
> antivirus, or mcafee, and i'v noticed each time I install a virus scanning
> software this occurs. I currently have no anti-virus software installed, I
> un-installed norton which was installed. But i dont know if its these
virus
> scanning softwares that are causing this. If anyone could help, it would
be
> great.
>
> My system specs are :
>
> Intel D865GBF mother board, 800mhz
> Intel 3GHz, 1 MB cache, (HT technology)
> 1 GB, Kingston DDR 400MHZ RAM
> Western digital, 160 GB, 7200 RPM, with 8MB cache
> ATI Radeon 9550 256 MB
> Sound Max 3D sound.
>
>
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 3:19:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks for the help, i'll go try it out.
!