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XP slow startup

By hawgfan ·
I'm running XP pro with 256meg RAM, XP2100+. Everything was fine for months, now when I boot up and the desktop appears, I have to wait about 2 minutes until I get the Windows Messenger icon on the taskbar and the red X leaves my NAV icon. After this, everything works fine. Nothing shows in the task mgr and I've cleaned out my msconfig startup. Any ideas?

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by SimY In reply to XP slow startup

Just a few thoughts...

Scan for viruses, spyware etc

Have any changes been made to your PC prior to the slow down?

Does it start up at normal speed in safe mode? If so, disable all startup items in msconfig and see if it starts up normally. If it does, start enabling those startup items one at a time.

Hope this helps

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