How to fix problem with slow starting computer?

When I start computer, I cannot open any window and my e-trust antivirus is not working for 4-8 minute. After that all functions are OK. Problem started one week ago.. There is no viruses.

I have windows xp professional

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Try Adaware by Lavasoft. This will look for spyware, malware, and other "wares" that are screwing with your system.

    2. Look at Registry cleaners and defrag-ers. You'll be amazed at what's probably trying to start and can't. Google "Registry Cleaner" or "Registry Defrag" - there is a lot of good software out there.

  • 5 years ago

    You can download Ccleaner here :

    To start with open Ccleaner

    To make this concise, beneath is my suggested setup:

    Under web pilgrim check provisional web documents, treats, and last download area. Most clients don't generally require this stuff. keep history and bookmarks unchecked, history is a possibly, however you would prefer not to lose bookmarked locales.

    Run Ccleaner and it will begin erasing documents.

    a while later it will give you an arrangement of the documents erased, you truly don't have to experience it as it will be a few pages long.

    The registry cleaner is proposed for marginally more praiseworthy clients. Use it in the wake of uninstalling projects as they will regularly abandon erroneous registry sections.

    In the event that you choose to run Registry cleaner then audit the things identified and constantly move down the registry (I keep an envelope aside for this)

    The Tools tab gives you a chance to uninstall projects and set startup programs. Why do you require this if Windows has these peculiarities? Particularly with Vista Home Ed. The windows safeguard programming wayfarer( startup programs) doesn't get a few sections (however programming adventurer is less demanding to utilize).

    Utilizing Ccleaner to uninstall projects and after that check for remaining registry passages takes less time.

    Under Options you can decide how Ccleaner cleans your records. I allow this to sit unbothered.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How many programs do you have opening when you power up? Did you just install a new program?

    Having an antivirus program on your computer is NOT a guarantee that your computer is virus free. Many people do not keep their security software updated. And even updated security programs are only as good as the company's programmers keep it updated themselves. It's best to run an online scan from a different company about once a week to make sure.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. get rid of most of the start up programs in the START UP menu.

    2. CRAP CLEANER!!!

    3. Then, AVG!

    4. Then, Adaware, by Lavasoft

    5. GET shootthemessenger!!!

    all are on or search engines

    Get a FREE LiveCDrom of and if it seems to run faster, even though it is just running LIVE in the CDrom drive!

    Your computer might have hardware issues or some failed RAM.

    Anyway, this LiveCDrom will run in the CD, boot in RAM disc, and test all hardware for you, as it boots up! Then, click on the command console in the bottom tool bar, and type "dmesg", for the start logs you can scroll through!

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  • 1 decade ago

    go to the run line

    type in


    open startup

    uncheck all boxes except systray, if indeed it is listed.

    should help the boot speed.

    also, go to control panel, system icon, open advanced, open settings on the top line

    and checkmark 'best performance.

    that will speed up the computer greatly

  • 1 decade ago

    What you can do is... delete some files... Memory is also a factor of slowing down the performance. Try to get rid of some files you don't really need. I hope this can help you. (NOte:bigger file sizes... the better!) :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If your computer is not working properly when it is switched on, it could be a problem with device drivers, hardware or software.

    Detailed instructions at

  • 1 decade ago

    you could either get a biger memory, delete something off ur computer or up date ur anti-virus software it mite b due 2 run out so it wud mke ur pc run slw

  • 1 decade ago

    download a good antispyware program update it and your antivirus and run them in safe mode this site has more ideas

  • 1 decade ago

    more RAM should help,also u could have too many thing running at start up go to msconfig and uncheck everything

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