General discussion

Locked

Why so slow to load desktop?

By nebheprura ·
Using Windows 2000, boot is very slow when it reaches desktop. Programs loading forever, sometimes takes few minutes to see icons on desktop. No MSCONFIG in 2000, how do I delete programs from startup group without screwing things up? Also, message comes on from XPCOM:EventReceiver that says zlib.dll cannot be found for NEtscape to work right. What is going on?!! Ran spyware programs, chkdisk, defrag, anti-virus, still takes half-a-day to reach desktop! Help me!

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by YNTBOM In reply to Why so slow to load deskt ...

There is no msconfig in 2000 but you can get an msconfig from http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml or from Download.com. Go to download.com and try to find an msconfig for Windows 2000. Good Luck

Collapse -

by nebheprura In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by willcomp In reply to Why so slow to load deskt ...

Copy msconfig.exe from an XP PC to System folder on your Win2K PC. The XP version will work with Windows 2000.

Sounds like adware or a rouge/corrupt program.

Dalton

Collapse -

by nebheprura In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by dmiles In reply to Why so slow to load deskt ...

Removal
Fortunately for all of us, the combination of malware, spam, and spyware has raised the cockles of more than just a few inspired and talented individuals and application developers. Over the past few years, TechRepublic has written several articles describing how to remove spyware and malware from infected systems. Many of those articles have mentioned the remarkable cleansing power you can bring to bear with the combination of Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware. In my case, those two were extremely effective in removing the infestation.

For those TechRepublic members looking for a refresher on the general implementation of these applications, here is how the combination worked for me.

Firefox to the rescue
First, I borrowed a utility CD-ROM from a colleague. The utility CD had a copy of the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, which I quickly installed. Because most of the malware was tuned to the start of Microsoft Internet Explorer, I was able to access Download.com using Firefox?a normally simple thing made nearly impossible by the vindictive software I was trying to remove.

From Download.com, I acquired the latest versions of Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware 6.0, which I quickly installed on the infected system. The initial Spybot routine found 79 questionable objects. After removing those offensive tidbits, I updated the reference file for Spybot and ran it again. This updated cleansing operation found another 25 objects to remove.

Collapse -

by nebheprura In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by sgt_shultz In reply to Why so slow to load deskt ...

dmiles, you know i love it when you talk like that. thanks

Collapse -

by nebheprura In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Collapse -

by jireland607 In reply to Why so slow to load deskt ...

Having a massive registry will cause a delay on startup while windows checks through it. Go to www.download.com and get yourself a free reg-cleaner.

While you are there, get a copy of startup mechanic. It is a free download and it locates everything you have in startup. It offers a brief description of each and allows you to disable and enable them.

Hope this helps

James

Collapse -

by nebheprura In reply to

Poster rated this answer.

Back to Windows Forum
13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums