Extremly slow boot times after fixing trojs/popup problems

By benjydog
Oct 22, 2006
  1. Hello

    I have finally sucessfully removed all trojans/viruses/popup problems that I was having, however, now my system takes extreme amounds of time to boot up. The first windows xp screen (the one with the continual progress bar) sits for 3 or 4 minutes. I then get a black screen for about 30 seconds, then I get the loading personal preferences screen for about 2 mins before i get my desktop and startbar. Then the system idles at near 100% for a few min (svchost being the major user) until the system is useable.

    specs: p4 2.0Ghz, 512 mb memory, 250gb hd

    Before my torjan/virus/popup problem, the system booted to a useable state in almost under 1 minute.

    Can this be diagnosed/fixed?

    Thanks for any and all help!
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    how about cleaning prefetch using ccleaner?
    try these (becareful while using ccleaner, tick carefully boxes u need to del)
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