XP takes 10 minutes to load

XP takes 10 minutes to load

Post by JLS » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 15:23:18

I purchased a dell laptop a little over a month ago. I got
it with Windows XP Student and Teacher Edition. When I got
to school I ended up getting the w32.blaster worm virus. I
went to symantec and used to removal tool and installed the
patch. The next day I downloaded Norton Antivirus 2002 for
XP. I tried to get the 64bit download, but it wouldnt open,
so i ended up with the 32bit download. Once i installed it
my comp restarted. Since then it takes atleast 10 minutes
to load my personal settings. What is a good way to fix this??

XP takes 10 minutes to load

Post by Gerry Corn » Mon, 25 Aug 2003 17:34:44

Slow start! For delays before the icons appear on the Desktop use the Bootvis.exe tool -the download on the link page which follows:

Otherwise I would look in Event Viewer at the logged errors.

1. To open Event Viewer, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Event Viewer and select System for system errors or Application for application errors. Look for Error in the Type column and double click on Error to reveal a Description of the error. This can be copied by using Clipboard Viewer (see later).

2. Part of the Description of the error will include a link, which you should double click for further information and you can copy using copy and paste.
(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration purposes only)

3. For some errors you will find "+ Related Knowledge Base Article", which if double clicked takes you to the Knowledge Base Article containing a suggested solution.

There always seems to be a step 2 but not always a step 3.

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports (Step 1). Run Event Viewer and double click on the error you want to copy. In the window which appears is a button resembling two pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer. Now start your message ( email )and do a paste into the body of the message. This will paste the info from the Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer. It can be helpful to place a shortcut to Event Viewer on your Desktop.


Hope this helps.

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