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alguerrero

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I recently found that some of my programs take a very long time to open. At the same time I should mention that my pc, when turned on, takes forever to load the startup programs [Norton, Zone Alarm & DSL connection]. I ran my hijack this log and it is clean as a whistle...ran Ewido Security Suite as well as Norton, Ad-aware & A2. I did a complete defrag and checked for errors....all came up clean. In particular when I have Windows Media Player open and am copying a cd to the drive it takes about 10 minutes to copy 1 song..normally it takes about 10 seconds...when I open Microsoft Word it takes about 3-4 minutes to open. Is there a service that I might have turned off that would have allowed my pc to boot the startup programs so slow as well as some of the programs I normally use [as described above]? [using Win XP Home]

 

Thank you ahead of time for your assistance!

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alguerrero,

 

Please create a permanent folder in My Documents and name it HijackThis.

 

Download HijackThis from here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

 

Save the file to the HijackThis folder created above.

 

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program.

 

Click: Scan button

[Note: Please do not use HijackThis to fix anything yet.]

 

When the scan is finished the scan button turns into: Save Log

-Click: Save Log.

-The log opens in Notepad.

-Click on: Edit>Select All, then click on: Edit>Copy, and Paste the log on this thread for review.

 

Will take a look to see if there is something there causing the problems you are experiencing.

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