Hmm, 5 minutes to start up my computer...

By Emagdnim
Nov 24, 2007
  1. After finally getting my computer fixed, i've come across another problem, it takes my computer about 5 minutes to start up. Any one have any idea what the problem can be? Here are my specs

    ASUS A8N-SLI SE Motherboard
    AMD dual core 4200+ cpu
    450w Cooler Master psu
    Radeon x1900 xt 512 mb video card
    4 gigs xms series corsair ram (4x1gig)
    Oh and its a regular hard drive with 300gigs, not sure whether that matters or not
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    i think it a problem with your processor amd's are known to touch im just joking about that all.. all i can think off is doing a disk defragment if that dosnt work juss reformat ur harddrive
  3. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    defrag is always good
    in addition I would check for autorun services, software and so on. you can do that in the registry in


    there is always alot of crap to find.

    you can also cleanup temp files and temp internet files.
    there are tools to do all that very easy! > for cleaning autorun mentioned above
    this is to make sure everything is clean when you shut down the computer

    well, try it yourself

    hope this helps you
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try start/run type msconfig
    look here for boot options do further searchs for what you have listed there
    sa stated above I would maybe do a new format install if this takes to long to fix
    when it was (fixed) did you fix or shop
    maybe there's spyware on it
    spybot search and destroy will help clean you up
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