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Anonymous
April 20, 2005 9:36:02 AM

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

Hi,

My specs: PIV 2.66Ghz, 768mB Ram, 120Gig HD Seagate, GeForce 4200
MSI mobo, SiS-chipset
Running: Windows XP Professional

Everything ran smoothly, but last week something changed.
It takes longer to boot (screen where the little bar is running and the
MSlogo is showing), after that I get a blue screen (not BSOD, just the
background blue :) ), after a couple of secs i get my login dialog. This has
never ran so slowly.
Finally logged in, everything looks normal.But when i start any application,
it takes up to 80% CPU while starting, then dropping back to a normal level.
When I'm playing music, the music start stuttering even when opening an
application like notepad. After the app has started, everything goes back to
normal. While writing a cd, Nero stays at a high (tho not impossible highà
level.
I know i've had this problem on another pc of mine and i fixed it by getting
the latest chipset drivers. On this pc the latest chipset (AGP, IDE) or
installed, the latest videodrivers (NVidia), I ran some adawarescans, ran an
antivirusscan, all without any result. I defragmented the disk, no result. I
checked my memory (with mem86), passed without anyremarks. I check my cpu and
mobo temperature, all normal (30-50°C).
It all occured after installing MSOffice2003 and doing the latest batch of
updates.
But I uinstalled both Office2003 and the latest updates, again without result.
There's no systemrestore i can go back to.
So i'm out of inspiaration now, anyone can suggest something else to try?
Thx in advance
Kindest regards.

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April 20, 2005 1:47:02 PM

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

You may be loading up too many apps at startup. Try the following and see
if that will speed it up. Go to: Start>Run>type MSCONFIG and click OK
Click the Startup tab and disable/uncheck everything except your anti-virus
program. Click Apply and Close, then Reboot.
Note: Disabling does not delete anything it only stops apps from loading at
startup tasking most of system resources. All apps work by clicking their
respective icons.

"KrB" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> My specs: PIV 2.66Ghz, 768mB Ram, 120Gig HD Seagate, GeForce 4200
> MSI mobo, SiS-chipset
> Running: Windows XP Professional
>
> Everything ran smoothly, but last week something changed.
> It takes longer to boot (screen where the little bar is running and the
> MSlogo is showing), after that I get a blue screen (not BSOD, just the
> background blue :) ), after a couple of secs i get my login dialog. This has
> never ran so slowly.
> Finally logged in, everything looks normal.But when i start any application,
> it takes up to 80% CPU while starting, then dropping back to a normal level.
> When I'm playing music, the music start stuttering even when opening an
> application like notepad. After the app has started, everything goes back to
> normal. While writing a cd, Nero stays at a high (tho not impossible highà
> level.
> I know i've had this problem on another pc of mine and i fixed it by getting
> the latest chipset drivers. On this pc the latest chipset (AGP, IDE) or
> installed, the latest videodrivers (NVidia), I ran some adawarescans, ran an
> antivirusscan, all without any result. I defragmented the disk, no result. I
> checked my memory (with mem86), passed without anyremarks. I check my cpu and
> mobo temperature, all normal (30-50°C).
> It all occured after installing MSOffice2003 and doing the latest batch of
> updates.
> But I uinstalled both Office2003 and the latest updates, again without result.
> There's no systemrestore i can go back to.
> So i'm out of inspiaration now, anyone can suggest something else to try?
> Thx in advance
> Kindest regards.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 12:42:33 AM

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

Thx for your reply, I know how msconfig works and thinks worked fine
until last week.
Even after windowsstartup, things go slow whenever I start an app.

Byte wrote:
> You may be loading up too many apps at startup. Try the following and see
> if that will speed it up. Go to: Start>Run>type MSCONFIG and click OK
> Click the Startup tab and disable/uncheck everything except your anti-virus
> program. Click Apply and Close, then Reboot.
> Note: Disabling does not delete anything it only stops apps from loading at
> startup tasking most of system resources. All apps work by clicking their
> respective icons.
>
> "KrB" wrote:
>
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>My specs: PIV 2.66Ghz, 768mB Ram, 120Gig HD Seagate, GeForce 4200
>>MSI mobo, SiS-chipset
>>Running: Windows XP Professional
>>
>>Everything ran smoothly, but last week something changed.
>>It takes longer to boot (screen where the little bar is running and the
>>MSlogo is showing), after that I get a blue screen (not BSOD, just the
>>background blue :) ), after a couple of secs i get my login dialog. This has
>>never ran so slowly.
>>Finally logged in, everything looks normal.But when i start any application,
>>it takes up to 80% CPU while starting, then dropping back to a normal level.
>>When I'm playing music, the music start stuttering even when opening an
>>application like notepad. After the app has started, everything goes back to
>>normal. While writing a cd, Nero stays at a high (tho not impossible highà
>>level.
>>I know i've had this problem on another pc of mine and i fixed it by getting
>>the latest chipset drivers. On this pc the latest chipset (AGP, IDE) or
>>installed, the latest videodrivers (NVidia), I ran some adawarescans, ran an
>>antivirusscan, all without any result. I defragmented the disk, no result. I
>>checked my memory (with mem86), passed without anyremarks. I check my cpu and
>>mobo temperature, all normal (30-50°C).
>>It all occured after installing MSOffice2003 and doing the latest batch of
>>updates.
>>But I uinstalled both Office2003 and the latest updates, again without result.
>>There's no systemrestore i can go back to.
>>So i'm out of inspiaration now, anyone can suggest something else to try?
>>Thx in advance
>>Kindest regards.
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