Windows XP takes long time to boot up


J

Jeff

I recently had a trojan horse worm infection in the java directory on my
computer and managed to remove it without too much difficulty. The problem
is that since I removed the eight or so files manually that where identified
by my virus software as infected the computer takes forever to boot up and
shut down. It gets caught in limbo land after the Windows XP screen comes up
and when the shut down screen appears. It can take a good 5 to 10 minutes to
shut down, which is way too long. Does anyone know what could be causing
this?

Thanks!
Jeff

BTW, I'm running a 1.7GHz computer with 512Ram, so it's not the computer
processor speed.
 
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K

Kelly

Hi Jeff,

Do some more cleaning.

Run Ad-Aware SE, Spybot and HijackThis:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html

Note: Update each program, once installed, before running.

Note2: To avoid the False-Flag for the DSO Exploit (W3), open
Spybot/Advanced Mode/Settings/Ignore Products. On the All Products Tab,
scrol to DSO Exploit and check that item only. Randy (silj)

Free Online Virus Scan
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Windows XP Startup Programs Tracker
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_u.htm#xp_util

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Happy New Year,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
 
D

DaViD

Other solution is to enjoy a coffee or two while its booting.........

I go out for a Pizza..............
 
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