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XP login problem

By frostyptr ·
I've used Spybot S&amp to remove spyware. Now it takes over 1 min for a user to log into windows XP.

Has anyone come across this problem? If so, how did you correct it?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP login problem

others here have posted that having incorrect dns servers has caused long login,,,

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by HereInOz In reply to XP login problem

It is probable that Spybot removed software that was originally loading up at start up. Now the software is missing, but the startup command is still there. Windows is trying its darndest to load up the software but can't find it and eventually gives up, and goes about its business.

You could try looking in Start>All Programs>Startup to see if anything there looks a bit like spyware or adware, or temporarily move each shortcut out of the Startup area to the desktop and try booting the machine. If you remove a particular shortcut from the Startup group, and the machine boots OK, there you have it.

Also run MSCONFIG from the command prompt or Run box and see if you can spot anything in the startup programs or non-microsoft services that could be causing a mischief. Systematically turn off startup programs in MSCONFIG and see what the effect is. By elimination, you may find it.

Just a thought. I don't suppose you took note of the program(s) that Spybot removed, did you? That would have helped to find the offender.

Good luck,


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by pierrejamme In reply to XP login problem

If you think SpyBot S&amp removed something it shouldn't have (Highly Unlikely) just click on the "Recovery" button and restore what you think it was.
You should probably run fully updated AdAware from and possibly even Spy Sweeper from

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