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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 12:45:46 AM

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I had a 2.8Ghz HT XPSP2 PC with 3 (2PATA 1SATA) physical disks working
perfectly. Due to an unsuccesfull (locked up) Ghost backup, I had to
reinstall the OS and the lost SW. Now I get a super slow startup...but after
this maybe 10 minutes everything works well and fast. Afster POST everything
seems to start OK but my Norton virusscan seems to " refresh" for several
minutes, then I get a brief (baloon) message "no firewall turned on".
Shortly after this my network gets connected (icon in taskbar). If I then
select "My Computer" I get again during several minutes the "flashlight"
seeking for my drives. After this (much too long) startup, my PC works OK. I
already defragged, did a full virus system scan, and did a CHKDSK/F on all
disks. Nothing seems to be wrong, only my Norton viruscanner doesn't get a
perfect live update . Thanks for any advise.

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September 7, 2005 4:40:28 AM

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On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 20:45:46 +0200, "Andre De Clercq"
<andre,declercq@pandora.be> wrote:

>I had a 2.8Ghz HT XPSP2 PC with 3 (2PATA 1SATA) physical disks working
>perfectly. Due to an unsuccesfull (locked up) Ghost backup, I had to
>reinstall the OS and the lost SW. Now I get a super slow startup...but after
>this maybe 10 minutes everything works well and fast. Afster POST everything
>seems to start OK but my Norton virusscan seems to " refresh" for several
>minutes, then I get a brief (baloon) message "no firewall turned on".
>Shortly after this my network gets connected (icon in taskbar). If I then
>select "My Computer" I get again during several minutes the "flashlight"
>seeking for my drives. After this (much too long) startup, my PC works OK. I
>already defragged, did a full virus system scan, and did a CHKDSK/F on all
>disks. Nothing seems to be wrong, only my Norton viruscanner doesn't get a
>perfect live update . Thanks for any advise.
>
Norton again eh? every sick PC I see seems to have have Norton
installed in one form or another or just had it re-installed.

Norton gets so deep into the machine and uses a lot of resources, also
when it goes wrong a re-install often makes things worse as it often
does not uninstall properly. Dosen't even matter that you re-installed
your OS Norton can still cause no end of problems in a clean PC with
nothing else installed but the OS.

I suggest you go to Symantec Website, get the information & tool to
uninstall your particular flavour, remove it then see if your PC boot
is fixed. After which you can re-install it and see if it works
better. You need to get the right tool from Symantec to ensure a full
uninstall.

http://www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/techsupp/index.ht...

Sorry its not the greatest support site in the world and every
solution ends up with Uninstall / Re-install eventually, just go for
your version and search for "uninstall" then have a stiff drink, you
will need it 8-)

While you are at it I suggest you look at this also.

http://www.nod32uk.com/products/products.htm

Jonah
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 10:40:57 AM

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

Seems Norton AV is responsible.Uninstall Norton.

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Andre De Clercq wrote:
> I had a 2.8Ghz HT XPSP2 PC with 3 (2PATA 1SATA) physical disks working
> perfectly. Due to an unsuccesfull (locked up) Ghost backup, I had to
> reinstall the OS and the lost SW. Now I get a super slow startup...but after
> this maybe 10 minutes everything works well and fast. Afster POST everything
> seems to start OK but my Norton virusscan seems to " refresh" for several
> minutes, then I get a brief (baloon) message "no firewall turned on".
> Shortly after this my network gets connected (icon in taskbar). If I then
> select "My Computer" I get again during several minutes the "flashlight"
> seeking for my drives. After this (much too long) startup, my PC works OK. I
> already defragged, did a full virus system scan, and did a CHKDSK/F on all
> disks. Nothing seems to be wrong, only my Norton viruscanner doesn't get a
> perfect live update . Thanks for any advise.
>
>
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