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By MARIDAVE69 ·
MY COMPUTER TAKES A LONG TIME TO RESTART/RELOAD
I THINK I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY HARD DRIVE

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by Still_learning In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

There is a lot of information that would be useful to assist you in troubleshooting your problem (what OS, what equipment, how large a Harddisk drive and how much space is available, etc). The first thing that I would do is delete the .tmp files andany other file that starts with a ~ from the TEMP directory. I would also delete the cookie files.Then boot into safe mode and run scandisk and disk defragmenter. Your harddisk drive is probably a mess if you have not done this in a while. If you have a real old system (more the three years old), this may provide some relief. Hope this helps.

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by MARIDAVE69 In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

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by MARIDAVE69 In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

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by MARIDAVE69 In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM YOU GUYS SAYING THAT MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BUT WHEN I CLICK ON THE LINK/THAT YOU GUYS MAILED ME THERE WAS NO ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM

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by TheChas In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

As answer one stated, the first step is to clean up the system.

In addition to the steps in that answer, you should disable everything that runs in the system tray that you do not use often.

After a couple of years, Windows gets so corrupt that the best solution is to back-up your files, format the hard drive, and re-install Windows.

As to not seeing the answer immeadiately after getting an e-mail, there is a bug on the web site.
For what-ever reason, it can take several hours from the time an answer is posted to the time it is viewed when you open the link to the question.

Chas

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by MARIDAVE69 In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

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by qballrail In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

Defragmenting your drive as suggested above is a good first step. However, depending on what you have loading in the Start Menu and TSR's (the icons that appear in the SysTray where the clock resides) will determine boot/shut down cycle. Windows not only launches it's own drivers, but also anything that loads TSR on boot but needs time to shut down these apps on reboot/shutdown.
If you recently upgraded the OS, processor and memory have a lot in common. Usually, however, memory will affect system performance. Doubling the amount of RAM installed certainly can improve performance. W2K and XP offer a way to determine your Swap file (hard drive space allocated by Windows for memory cachning for faster access) size as well. Knowing which OS you are running will be much simpler to diagnose. Hopefully, what we've suggested here will help.

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by MARIDAVE69 In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

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by Wegner In reply to COMPUTER PROBLEMS

Of course depending on your OS it could be several things, bad drivers to fragmentation. If it is a Microsoft platform I would remove the splash screen to see if everything is going well during POST/Booting process. First remove any splash screens, then remove any temporary and cookies files, backup the system, then run scandisk and/or defrag. If that doesn't do the trick reformat the HD and do a reinstall. However, before reformatting test your backup!

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