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    Slow bootup and cleaning w2k

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    by zlitocook ·

    My wife works for a small home office with lots of problems. I fix them as they come up but now her system a white box with two 100gig, 512 mem, a rage 3d vid, comer. DSL line, w/win 2000 pro. installed. The problem is that with reboot it takes from any where from 30 sec. to five minutes to load up. I have used a lot of free and payfor software to clean up the hard drive. But it still takes along time to boot up. I have used Window washer, Regclean and alot of other software. Looking for other ideas.

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    • #2686010

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      by oz_media ·

      In reply to Slow bootup and cleaning w2k

      Try getting the latest BIOS update. I had the same problems with W2KPro and tried everything, including a friend who was a Win2K engineer.

      Updated BIOS, done deal. Since then I’ve reformatted and it’s quicker still, even with more running this time.

      Now I assume that you’ve tried the obvious and ran ADAWARE! If not, DO.
      http://www.lavasoft.nu AWESOME FREE SPYWARE CLEANER!

      • #2685723

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        by zlitocook ·

        In reply to Reply To: Slow bootup and cleaning w2k

        I do not need to flash it, it has the latest bios. I read a article some where about this but of course can not find it now. It has the latest service packs and I removed almost every thing from startup and stopped services from starting that she dose not use.

    • #2685975

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      by carlos.nino ·

      In reply to Slow bootup and cleaning w2k

      Windows can take forever to boot depending of the applications it has to load at start-up. There is a substantial boot time difference between a clean windows installation and the same installation with an antivirus like McAfee and a firewall like ZoneAlarm. You can try to make windows boot up clean and see the difference.

      • #2685724

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        by zlitocook ·

        In reply to Reply To: Slow bootup and cleaning w2k

        They have a hardware firewall so that dose not effect bootup, and I tried disabling the antivirus software.

    • #3370254

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      by zlitocook ·

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