Windows XP forum: Very Slow boot up

by: peterwill August 1, 2009 1:51 AM PDT

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Very Slow boot up

by peterwill - 8/1/09 1:51 AM

I have a main WIN XP Home Edition based computer with an Intel 3118 chip, 2GB RAM,190GB Hard drive with 126GB free, additional drive via USB with 470 GB and 399GB free and networked with a laptop and Dell computer all able to read each other. On the main computer I have 60+ icons on the desktop and have Zone Alarm Security Suite and Forcefield running and updated. I have cleaned all computers with Crap Cleaner and Esaycleaner have defragged and deleted all unwanted files but still it takes some 9-10 minutes to boot from hot or cold and the close down of programs also takes between 1-2 minutes. All the sites I have looked at recommend REGCURE which I believe does the same as Easycleaner/Crap Cleaaner. This is driving me mad can you suggest any remedy to the slow speeds? Many thanks, Peter

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