spyware problem? windows launch delay


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Guest

I am using Windows XP, on a HP Pavilion laptop. Until two days ago, it was
working beautifully.

But now, tragedy. When I turn on my computer, I see the Windows welcome
screen as normal, then my desktop as programs begin to launch. However, only
after 2 minutes does the microsoft jingle play, as the wireless, LAN, and
norton antivirus icons appear in the taskbar. Until then, I cannot launch any
programs.

Until two days ago, my computer took 30sec to start, the jingle played
during the welcome screen, and all taskbar icons launched simultaneously.

I have not installed any new programs since then. I have tried clearing the
launch programs on msconfig.exe, using three different spyware programs, and
running a virus sweep, to no effect. I had this problem a month ago already -
it disappeared after I installed and ran spyware.

Thanks for your help.
 
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Hoa

Ababydoc probably has more or less the same problem as mine. Refer to "XP
Home Boot Failure" posted by Hoa (yours truly) Thursday Sept. 9. This
morning just a few minutes ago I turned on the computer, POST was OK, XP
screen appears then the blank blue screen also showed up. I waited 2
minutes but nothing happens so I rebooted the computer. The blue screen
came on as before. This time I waited a little longer then the welcome
screen shows up and I was able to log on to compose this email. Until last
Sunday my computer had no problems, it came on very fast.

--
Hoa
leth5591<removethis>@gmail.com

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
Benjamin Franklin
 
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Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP Windows Shell/User\)

Try using System Restore to take you back to a time prior to when this
began. Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore.
 

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