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Thread: slow startup on ei system notebook

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    slow startup on ei system notebook

    Hello,

    I have had my notebook for a couple of years now, and it seems to take longer and longer to start up, (approximately 4mins.)

    Has anyone got any suggestions please, on how I can reduce the start up time ?

    My system comprises basically.......

    WINDOWS XP HOME SP2
    EI SYSTEM NOTEBOOK 4411
    INTEL CELERON 2.4 GHz
    60 GB HARD DRIVE
    512MB RAM
    AVG FREE VIRUS PROTECTION
    SUNDELT KERIO FIREWALL
    MOZILLA FIREFOX
    SPYBOT
    AD AWARE
    SSPYWARE BLASTER
    C CLEANER

    berylh30

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    Use "Hibernate" and "Resume" rather than "Shut Down" and Restart to get into Windows more quickly.

    You may then decide that the slow Startup loading of Windows has ceased to annoy you because you seldom use it.

    This doesn't prevent you from continuing to look for a fix; I have no answer for that.

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    It would probably be a good idea to post a HijactThis log so we can see if you have any infections that might be causing the problem....

    http://www.merijn.org/programs.php

    To run HJT, extract it to a permanent folder such as one you create like C:\HJT or the Desktop. Close all open windows and
    browsers and make sure that all programs are enabled if you use msconfig. Run it and Scan, then Save the log.
    When the log window appears, Right click to Copy it, open your browser and come here to Paste the entire log. Do
    not make any changes until it is checked since most items are either benign or essential to the computer.
    Budfred ..... Caveat Emptor....

    Helpful links SpywareBlaster... HijackThis... ATF Cleaner...

    Post a complaint about malware here!!
    So how did I get infected in the first place??

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    If you PM me for help, expect an irritated response... Post in the forum...

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    To add to the above

    After you check for problems, you could tweak XP for speed if you like:
    Start- Right click My Computer - Properties - Performance tab - Advanced - Performance Settings - tick the 'For Performance' box.

    Also limiting Startup items not by msconfig, but how Black Viper advises at the Major Geeks website.
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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    HighJackthis log.............

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 07:38:49, on 26/02/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\blueyonder\PCguard advisor\PCguardadvisor.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
    C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\beryl hodgetts\Desktop\SECURITY\highjack this\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.blueyonder.co.uk/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;*.local
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCguardadvisor.exe] "C:\Program Files\blueyonder\PCguard advisor\PCguardadvisor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CleanIt] C:\Program Files\CleanIt\cleanit.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmwordtrans.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &WordWeb... - res://C:\WINDOWS\wweb32.dll/lookup.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Bonjour - {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424} - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\ExplorerPlugin.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\bonjour\mdnsnsp.dll
    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
    O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...r.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...t.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://spaces.msn.com//PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu...?1137057115017
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...?1145779728772
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...t.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A243F6C2-34D2-4549-BCCD-A7BEF759B236} (Seekford Solutions, Inc.'s ssiPictureUploader Control) - http://img.funtigo.com/images/upload...reUploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/Ms...Downloader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...o.cab32846.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C606BA60-AB76-48B6-96A7-2C4D5C386F70} (PreQualifier Class) - http://www.blueyonder.co.uk/assets/t...ivePreQual.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DD3641E5-A9CF-11D1-9AA1-444553540000} (Surround Video V3.0 Control Object) - http://www.sunterra.com/downloads/svh/svideo3.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...n.cab31267.cab
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
    O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: Belkin Wireless USB Network Adapter (Belkin Wireless USB Network Adapter Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall 4 (KPF4) - Sunbelt Software - C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4ss.exe
    O23 - Service: ScsiAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
    O23 - Service: SmartLinkService (SLService) - - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\slserv.exe

    _____________________________

    berylh30

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    Your log looks okay... I suggest doing what Fruss Tray Ted suggested and then also defragment your hard drive...
    Budfred ..... Caveat Emptor....

    Helpful links SpywareBlaster... HijackThis... ATF Cleaner...

    Post a complaint about malware here!!
    So how did I get infected in the first place??

    MS MVP 2006 and ASAP member since 2004...

    If you PM me for help, expect an irritated response... Post in the forum...

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    It seems you have Bonjour installed

    that was what was causing my computer to slow down...

    So i just removed it and restarted, and that appeared to fix my slow startup / execution problem

    Then i suggest u install Advanced Windows Care(AWC) V2 from [url]iobit.com/url]
    This program removes invalid and missing registry keys and does a optimization of your computer
    Last edited by Budfred; 03-08-2007 at 11:22 PM. Reason: Added information - Then I munged link...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajmukon View Post
    It seems you have Bonjour installed

    that was what was causing my computer to slow down...

    So i just removed it and restarted, and that appeared to fix my slow startup / execution problem

    Then i suggest u install Advanced Windows Care(AWC) V2 from [url]iobit.com/url]
    This program removes invalid and missing registry keys and does a optimization of your computer
    People who post links to programs and sites we have not heard of before in their first post to this forum are considered suspect... I advise caution about using an untested and unknown product... There are many well respected programs available for free already... You can read the article from my prevention speech if you want to learn more about internet security...

    Here is my prevention speech to help avoid future infection:

    This is a good time to set up protection against further attacks. Read the article linked below about "How did I
    get infected". You need an antivirus that is updated, a good firewall (a router firewall is not enough) and a
    spyware blocker like SpywareBlaster and also IE-Spyads. All of these have good free versions available... be very
    cautious about any security software that advertises in popups or other intrusive ways, they are not only usually
    useless, but also often have malware in them....

    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=60955
    Budfred ..... Caveat Emptor....

    Helpful links SpywareBlaster... HijackThis... ATF Cleaner...

    Post a complaint about malware here!!
    So how did I get infected in the first place??

    MS MVP 2006 and ASAP member since 2004...

    If you PM me for help, expect an irritated response... Post in the forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budfred View Post
    People who post links to programs and sites we have not heard of before in their first post to this forum are considered suspect... I advise caution about using an untested and unknown product... There are many well respected programs available for free already... You can read the article from my prevention speech if you want to learn more about internet security...

    Here is my prevention speech to help avoid future infection:

    This is a good time to set up protection against further attacks. Read the article linked below about "How did I
    get infected". You need an antivirus that is updated, a good firewall (a router firewall is not enough) and a
    spyware blocker like SpywareBlaster and also IE-Spyads. All of these have good free versions available... be very
    cautious about any security software that advertises in popups or other intrusive ways, they are not only usually
    useless, but also often have malware in them....

    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=60955

    I myself use AWC and I like it
    But there is a security concern, and one should always use precaution
    I would like to submit AWC V2 for testing (McAfee Site Advisor says that is is alright)
    I apologize for any misconceptions you may have had.

    THIS happens to be a similar problem that i had on my computer and that is how i solved it
    1)Uninstalled Bonjour
    2) Ran AWC V2
    and i never had a slow execution or startup since
    Last edited by Ajmukon; 03-09-2007 at 01:48 PM. Reason: Added information, spelling corections

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    There is also the fact that we don't much like automatic registry 'fixers' around here...and basically that is what is AWC is.

    The 'all in one' apps, like AWC often do more damage than they prevent/fix...and yes, running several different programs to clean up history/MRU lists/etc may be annoying, but doing so also allows one to pause and think about what is being removed.

    The same holds true for heavily automated 'malware' fixes...

    No one program can do it all and any that claim to do so are not being honest.

    Overall, I'd say AWC and its kin are about 60% snakeoil, 20% repacking useful, already provided by MS tools into a single interface, 15% dangerous registry 'hacks' (if you don't know what it is doing or how it is doing it, registry tweaks are very dangerous), 4% someone else's idea of how Windows should run and 1% useful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc View Post
    There is also the fact that we don't much like automatic registry 'fixers' around here...and basically that is what is AWC is.

    The 'all in one' apps, like AWC often do more damage than they prevent/fix...and yes, running several different programs to clean up history/MRU lists/etc may be annoying, but doing so also allows one to pause and think about what is being removed.

    The same holds true for heavily automated 'malware' fixes...

    No one program can do it all and any that claim to do so are not being honest.

    Overall, I'd say AWC and its kin are about 60% snakeoil, 20% repacking useful, already provided by MS tools into a single interface, 15% dangerous registry 'hacks' (if you don't know what it is doing or how it is doing it, registry tweaks are very dangerous), 4% someone else's idea of how Windows should run and 1% useful...
    Okay then i will not recommend it.
    but the original problem is slow startup, and Bonjour was the reason for my slower startup...

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