Some of the processes will not start after reboot

By jrathi ·
Encountered some unusual problem. Computer works fine but when i reboot for 20 mins my computer will gray out if I click show all processes. Same thing with office outlook 2007. I can browse the internet with mozilla and chrome but my IE will not open for 20 mins. After 20 mins task manager and all other process will show up.

After I reboot my pc there are 41 processes running and after 20 mins they will bump to 60.

Some of the control panel option will freeze as well.

Its Windows vista 32 bit. No virus or spyware. Got AVG antivirus. I do lot of VPN to my work so i have VPN.

Any suggestion. Its 2 month old pc. I know its software problem but i cannot pin point which one. ANy help

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Try this and let us know how you get on

by Jacky Howe In reply to Some of the processes wil ...

Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER
The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed.
<B>WARNING: Do not click to clear the Load system services check box as it will remove Restore points</B>
Configure selective startup options
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Verify that Load System Services and Use Original BOOT.INI are checked.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All, and then click OK.
When you are prompted, save the settings and restart the PC.

you will need to re-enable the items in the Startup and Services list one or two at a time in order to identify which one is causing the problem reboot each time you change something. Try enabling one or two startup entries at a time to isolate the problem.

After you complete your troubleshooting and fix your configuration, return to a normal startup. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
On the General tab, click Normal startup, and then click OK.
Click Restart.

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No virus or spyware? Are you positive?

by seanferd In reply to Some of the processes wil ...

What happens if you boot in Safe Mode? Same problem?

Anything in the event logs?

Do any of the processes look suspicious or unfamiliar? How many programs do you have that run automatically at startup? A lot?

For kicks, install and update this:
Then reboot into safe mode (no networking) and run a full scan.

edit: Definitely try Jacky's suggestion first.

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a possible solution but in need of more information

by ismail.magued In reply to Some of the processes wil ...

please be more specific
model of your computer
RAM how much RAM do you have installed?
how much hard disk space is left?
and did this problem show up before regularly
or is it a new problem?
did you visit any unusual sites lately?
what site URLS have you visited?

Please send me the above information ASAP
so that I can put you on the right track.

being even more specific than the above requested will you be a lot of help.

I will check this post regularly for you reply.

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