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Slow startup "running startup scripts"

By quaffin1
Mar 19, 2009
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  1. Dell Latitude Laptop
    Windows XP Professional

    My laptop is running something new at startup that I don't recall
    seeing before.
    Normally as Windows loads, I will receive a dialog box
    "Applyiing personal settings" usually lasts 5-20 seconds

    Recently I am also seeing a different dialog at startup
    "Running startup scripts"
    This seems to hang for almost a minute or two sometimes.
    while the harddrive is being accessed.

    Any ideas if this "running startup scripts" is a normal operation.

    Thanks

    Tried to include hihack log, but techspot said that I exceeded txt limits. so I
    removed log
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Do you or have you, had to logon to a Domain Controller server at work or somewhere?

    Lets take a looksee at your system do the below.

    Do the TechSpot 8 steps: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

    Skip no steps (do not install another virus scanner if you already have one, ask me before installing a Firewall).
    avg

    Most importantly update MalwareBytes (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpyware (SAS)!

    Before you scan with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyWare do the Extra Configs below these have become most important lately

    SuperAntispyware extra config

    After installed double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.

    Update the program definitions.

    Click the Preferences button.

    Then Scanning Control.

    In Scanner Options make sure all boxes are checked except #3 Ignore System Restore.. are checked:

    MalwareBytes extra config

    After update but before running
    Click settings and confirm all are Checked.

    I repeat Update these 2 programs.

    Run them and attach their logs.

    Mike
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