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PS7 was working fine now after startup Disappears!!

Q: PS7 was working fine now after startup Disappears!!

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95338 MB, Free - 60364 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 853839 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TD761, , .40NDV91.CN129616473810.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

have been using Photoshop 7 for at least 3 years working perfect for my needs. Two weeks ago the program executes startup and instead of displaying its normal window, completely diappears without any trace, no error messages, nothing.... please HELP!

Preferred Solution: PS7 was working fine now after startup Disappears!!

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A: PS7 was working fine now after startup Disappears!!

Have you tried removing and reinstalling it ???

And Welcome to the TSG Forum

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A few days ago, my computer was working fine, I had no problems.
But yesterday, I tried to boot up, and as usual, took me to the login screen. I log in and everything is horrible. the mouse is lagging and jerks around, the bar with the start button doesn't respond, and initially everything was just extremely slow. I tried to open my antivirus to run a scan to try to find a problem, but everytime I click on something the computer freezes and doesn't register that I tried to open a program. So I restarted the computer and tried to wait a bit to let it catch up before I try to do anything but after a few seconds it just bluescreens. I've tried going into the boot settings and using the last good configuratoin, but that didn't help. The only thing I can think of to do is completely reinstall Windows and I'd rather not do that. I guess it wouldn't be too horrible as everything that I can think of that I really care about keeping is also saved to cloud storage, but I would still rather not have to reinstall everything I have as well.

Has anyone else had similar problems and can I fix it without completely reinstalling Windows?

A:Computer was working fine 3 days ago now keeps crashed on startup

Welcome to the forums!

Did you boot into safe mode to run antivirus there? Are you seeing the bad behavior in safe mode also? Hopefully not.
Alternatively, boot to your repair disc (CD). You have one, right?
Finally, do you have access to another computer you can use? You could pull the drive on the 1st computer and repair the software on the second computer (accessing the drive as as an external device).

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I have a new 3650 that I have set up for dual boot with two 120 GB SSDs one boots to Win 7 pro the other to Win 10 pro. In Win 7 the DVD does not show up in File Manager or in My Computer. When I put a disk in the drive it spins up but no autorun and can't see the drive in File Manager. The drive does show up in Device Manager and if I ask it to populate the volume it reads the CD in the drive and shows content. When I boot to Win 10 the drive is available in File Manager and works just fine. It shows in the bios and all drives including the HD are GPT and using UEFI. I have tried removing and replacing the drive in Device Manager but that doesn't help.
I have a whole bunch of other issues with Chkdsk running on all drives on boot up if I have switched from Win 10 to Win 7 or vise versa, I occasionally loose my mouse and keyboard after Chkdsk runs when opening Win 7 so maybe that has something to do with the ODD disappearing, don't know. For now I would just like to have the ODD work in Win 7.

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We have a dlink dir635 router in our house which two computers connect to via wireless and two or three connect via a wire. The wireless network seems to disappear randomly. Sometimes it'll work for 10 minutes then go AWOL and sometimes it'll work for like a month or something with no problems.

This is only for the wireless users in the house - the network is 100% available to everybody on a wire.

Sometimes this can be fixed by resetting router. Sometimes not though - so I don't know for sure whether resetting the router does anything, it seems like an immediate cause and effect though when it does work.

Any ideas?

All computers are using windows xp home.

One of the wireless computers is a crusty old IBM thinkpad and my one is an Intel Q6600 2gb or ram etc etc.

A:Wireless network disappears, fine for wires

bump ........

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Turns on fine, hp logo appears and disappears repeatedly. Removed battery and did hard reset with no resultsHere is a recording Incase my description wasn't clear.https://youtu.be/1N0c0rXRWNQPardon the music, my little brother is in the room.

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I recently lost my ASUS P8Z68 Pro Gen 3 and replaced it with a AsRock Z77 Extreme 4. I put all my old components on the new board (2600K w/ H220, 16GB Ripjaws, Corsair Extreme SSD 250 GB w/ Win 7 and two WD 1Tb SATA HDD in RAID 0).

All went well. When I was done the RAID 0 drive was fine but I found out if I shut the computer off and turn it back on the raid drive disappears in windows. If I shut down the computer and hit F2 to go into the bios, the raid drives show up on the on the display for a moment as it is loading before it goes into the bios and then it enters the bios. I exit the bios without saving and the raid 0 drive shows up fine in windows. If I shut the computer off and don't hit F2 the raid drive will not show up. What is happening...I do not even save anything in the BIOS?

The scenario will then repeat. Why is the raid setup not "sticking/saving"?

Thanks for the help.

A:RAID 0 help Shows up fine then disappears (new mobo Asrock Extreme 4

We have seen nothing but problems here with RAID ever since before Win7 was even released. I cannot remember a single good report on RAID but the problems including massive data loss continue. It isn't even Redundant (the first letter of its name) since many lose mirrored data. So why not install normally to one hard drive and use the secondary as a scheduled backup drive for file and image backup?

Backup User and System Files
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I've been doing some online gaming (world of warcraft), and I kept getting these Error#131 issues. This would cause the game files to become corrupted and then I would have to repair, or reinstall. The WoW tech site says that chronic error #131 messages are either a Hard drive, Ram, or Motherboard issue.

Running the Windows Vista memory diagnostic tool has turned up some odd results, the initial test with a 1gb stick in slot #1 and a 1gb stick in slot #2 came back with errors. I then removed the ram from slot 2 and ran the test on slot 1 with 1 stick of ram.... no errors. I did the same with the other stick in slot 1.....no errors. this lead me to believe that it was slot#2 giving me the issue so I moved the ram from slot 2 to slot 3, thus having 1gb of ram in slot 1 and 1gb of ram in slot 3. After a little while......error#131 appeared.

So I then tested both sticks in slots 1 and 3 together and came back with ram errors, I then tested both sticks in slot #1, and then again in slot #2 and both tests came back fine. Any ideas on what this issue could be? I know both sticks are the same brand, speed, totally identical.

A:Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

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I have an IBM R30 notebook running Windows XP. I have attached a Diamond touch (Mitsubishi) keyboard. Every time I restart, it will not work. It appears in device manager with a ! on it. I have to uninstall it and reinstall it every time and it will work until I shutdown.
Any ideas?

A:USB Keyboard disappears on startup

Try installing it in SAFE MODE so that the device appears correct ( with no ! )

Then reboot computer in normal mode to see if that works out.

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After I start my computer the blu-ray/dvd drive disappears from "my computer." It has the latest drivers. The BIOS recognizes that the drive is connected and I can see it when I load the bios. Windows does not recognize it in device manager after it disappears. I've tried a lot of the fixes I've read but nothing seems to work and it's about to drive me crazy. Please help!

My specs are:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core 2.51gHz
Zalman CNPS9000 CPU Fan/heatsink
ASUS m4a78-e motherboard
LG BH08LS20 Blu-Ray Burner - connected via SATA cable
1.0TB Western Digital Caviar Black HD (via SATA)
Maxtor 150GB HD (via IDE)
HT Omega Claro Plus+ 7.1 Sound Card
Samsung 23" HDScreen
Saitek Eclipse USB Keyboard
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2.0
Antec Nine Hundred Two Case.

A:Blu-Ray/DVD-Drive Disappears after Startup

Welcome to Seven Forums bigred82. It might be better if you listed the things you have tried, as we'll no doubt recommend them again. Such as removing the upper and lower filters. Switching the (SATA?) plug to another connector, etc.

A Guy

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Problem: The Wild Tangent Error Pop-up was solved on my desktop computer by using:

START ---- RUN---type in msconfig-----then going to START-UP and unchecking the Wild Tangent File...... But.....

Our Laptop has the same problem, which is an XP also.....we tried the above solution. The lap top has SPY Bot, and Ad Ware removal like my desktop computer, but now we have a new problem before we solve the Wild Tangent problem.

And that is.......When we go to click the Start-up Tab in the System Configuration Ultilty which brings us to all the files on Start-up, we do see all the files but, the page disappears after about 5 seconds, it acts like it is timing out.

This quick disappearing act does not give us a chance to find the file and unclick the Wild Tangent file to solve our problem.

How do we fix the Start-up so it will last more than 5 seconds?

Thanks for all your help!

A:Msconfig/Startup runs and then disappears

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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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Hello there!  I have a Radeon 6850 video card and I use the HDMI Audio as my sound output.  Sometimes however, it disappears on startup and I have to use the executable and reinstall it.  I don't know what causes this.  Anyone out here have an idea? Thanks!

A:Audio device disappears on startup.

The very first thing you need to do is to update your ATI driver. First go to control panel and uninstall ATI drivers completely. You can find the latest ATI driver from http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
 Report back if the problem still continues after updating drivers.

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could you please help me out, i have WLM on my computer and for the last 2 weeks, i havent been able to open it, so now i am having to resort to windows messenger -_-.

What happens is, i open the program up, but there is a delay, then in the corner, the icon with the green and blue people pops up. but when i hover over the icon, it disappears, therefore not being able to log in. And when i go into processes, it is visible when i open the program, but when i hover over the icon, the process disappears. basically, i love going on live messenger, but i cant do anything because the icon disappears

i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling numerous times, but to no prevail.


Many Thanks

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well its as simple as that, I recently got rid of the elitebar myself now I want to get rid of whatever this is well here my hijackthis logfile...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:48:56 PM, on 5/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Documents\Various program\Hijack this mate\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
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A:A windows pops up at startup on the taskbar then disappears

Greetings, and welcome to TSF.

Your log apprears clean, so we'll need to look a little deeper.

Let's use a program to scan for any trojans that may exist. Download TDS-3 http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=download. Learn how to use it at http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=easytouse. Make sure to update it after you installed it. You can get the manual updates at http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=update. When you launch the program, it will scan your memory for running processes. This will take less than 30 seconds. Next go to 'System Testing' on the menu and choose 'Full System Scan'. After that's finished, post the log file by selecting everything on the top pane (select from bottom to top). If any alarms are found, it will be listed in the bottom window. Please copy and paste that here also if it applies. If you have problems copying the text, look (or search) for a file named scandump.txt and see if that has the alarms - post that here.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. You may use Panda ActiveScan also at http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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Before I even get a chance to see what it says or refers to. Anyone ever heard of this and or what it could be an indication of?

A:Solved: Dialog box appears then disappears on startup

You don't give us a lot to go on SG. Do you see an outline of the box? Is it about 6"x4"? Do you run Zone Alarm?
ANY more info would be good.

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Every time I reboot, I have to relaunch the Quick Launch Toolbar. Although this is easy to do, is there a way to have it launch automatically? This problem started about 1 week ago. Thanks,

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Just recently i scanned my computer with Spybot Search and Destroy, and found a trojan "DC3_FEXEC", i removed and rebooted my computer, i opened the task manager and found a process named 'Test.exe' and he disappeared very quickly. I ran ADware cleaner, Combofix (probably a mistake), Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, and it didn't found anything. But everytime i reboot and open the task manager it's there, but it disappears so fast that i can't click on it.
This viruses are in my new Hard Drive that a friend gave me, i formatted both partitions except the one that said ''System Reserved''.
If anyone could help i would be very grateful. Sorry if it's confusing, english is not my native language.
Thanks in advance!
Hey, i solved (i hope), apparently it was something from spybot, i ran in safe mode and used the ''autoruns'' application and the description it said ''test.exe - Makes sure Spybot 2 is there on Windows 10.''
I deleted it and now it's gone. I tried removing the topic but i don't think i can. Sorry if i wasted anyone's time.

A:Test.exe process on startup and then disappears quickly

Hi there,Just to drop by a piece of advice - Spybot Search & Destroy is no longer recommended as its performance is very poor, and the TeaTimer function interferes with malware removal.Two better alternatives for anti-malware software are Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both have excellent track records and offer real time protection if upgraded to paid version, and can be used alongside existing antivirus software.

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I upgraded to Windows 10 several months ago and the Quick Access menu was working normally. A few months back however, all of the pinned items disappeared and I cannot pin anything to the quick access menu either. I've gone through all the posts and different solutions I can find and all I have been able to do is temporarily fix the problem by deleting the "5f7b5f1e01b83767.automaticDestinations-ms" file in the C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations folder.

Deleting this file does bring back the quick access folders that I had pinned before this problem started to happen, but every time I restart my computer, the quick access menu is again empty and nothing can be pinned to it.

I have googled and tried all of the different solutions that I can find so any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 10 Quick Access Disappears on Startup

Hello and welcome

One thing worth checking - are the two boxes ticked in the Privacy settings of Folder Options? Select Options on the View ribbon of File Explorer.

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Whenever I boot up my X395 Thinkpad, an icon briefly appears and disappears at the lower center of my screen. It's a side view of a face, with a finger held up to the lips. I'm pretty sure it's a Thinkpad icon and not a Windows or app icon.It doesn't seem to be related to audio settings or mic settings, since these have their own icons. It seems to be telling me that something is being muted, but I don't know what.Any help appreciated!.

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My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.
Please help me out.

A:My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

Hello.The problem could be either in the hardware or the software, so you need to test each. Perform the tests below -- it doesn't matter which one you do first.

To test the speakers, perform the Quick Audio Check in the ePSA test. If the speakers fail the test then they have failed or become disconnected. (Click the link for instructions on how to run the test.)

To test the software, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native driver. [This test assumes that your laptop has the Realtek audio driver. If you get to step 2 and do not see "Realtek High Definition Audio" then go to the Dell support page for your model and download the Realtek driver that Dell provides for the version of Windows that the laptop is running.]
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted,... Read more

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I've got a Dell laptop here that isn't functioning properly. I can't get this to work for the life of me! I am currently using this laptop with a different hard drive, it's the install on the SSD that doesn't work. I know that the quick fix would be to simply reload windows, but I don't want the quick fix.

Basically, laptop works with Windows 7 install on a hard drive, no issues. On the SSD, where the ONLY applications loaded are Office 2013 and Firefox (and all the latest updates), the internet does not work (I can ping yahoo.com and get a response, so DNS is fine). The problem persists on IE and Firefox. I have no AV software other than MSE, and the problem persists in Safe Mode w/ networking. The hosts file is clean. The internet worked on the computer just fine when I loaded it, I hadn't used the SSD in a while and when I popped it in, the internet wasn't working. I believe something is getting in the way of port 80, but I can't figure out what. I have disabled all startup applications and all nonwindows services. The computer does not have bonjour. I have cleared history/cookies to no avail. I can't find anything suspicious in the running processes. I can't seem to turn off the windows antimalware process to test that, though.

Any ideas?

A:Internet not working, windows update, ping, DNS, etc. working fine

I decided to run hijack this and found two BHO's. It's funny that on my new install that I used a handful of times, I have adware, but on this install that's been going for years, I have nothing. Oh well. So I had "Crossrider" and "Coupon Companion". I removed all traces of both, yet still no go. It looks like this managed to install itself on 12/2... which had to be damn close to the date that I bought the SSD, however, I had internet activity as recent as 12/26. Here's the log of what Coupon Companion did:

1354500268 -
1354500268 - --------------------------- Installer started ---------------------------
1354500268 -
1354500268 - appid: 4493
1354500268 - installername: 4493.exe
1354500268 - installertype: 12417
1354500268 - appname: Coupon Companion
1354500268 - publisher: 215 Apps
1354500268 - publisherid: 390
1354500268 - installerfullversion:
1354500268 - platformversion: 1
1354500268 - installerscriptversion: 24
1354500268 - bhoversion: 151
1354500268 - helperversion: 151
1354500268 - bhoguid: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441193
1354500268 - scrambletoken: 8093c230043101303486692df6c812c4
1354500268 - Installing IE extension
1354500268 - Firefox extension is bundled
1354500268 - Chrome extension is bundled
1354500268 - CmdLine:
1354500268 - Function onInit started.
1354500268 - Read the OS: V7
1354500268 - App registry path: Software\AppDataLow\Software\Coupon Companion
1354500268 - srcid: 100086
1354500268 - subid: default
13545002... Read more

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I am experiencing the exact same issue on the same machine after forceably being upgraded to Windows 10.  Did you get a solution?

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I am not sure exactly at what point it happened but I recently found that the touch screen on my Elite X2 1011 was not working. The pen still functions normally. When checking the pen and touch settings I can only configure the pen settings and only "Pen support" is listed in view pen and touch settings. The touch screen used to work in both the original Windows 8.1 and then also after upgrading to Windows 10. There have been no error messages and the event logs do not seem to indicate any problems; it is as though the machine has just forgotten it is a touch screen. I have tried reinstalling drivers, reinstalling both Windows 10, and going back to Windows 8.1 to no avail. I really loved this little device but ease of use is cut rather drastically without the touch functionality. Has anyone else had a problem like this and have a solution? Any help at all is greatly appreciated.

A:Elite X2 1011 Touch screen not working/pen working fine

I guess it is safe to assume that this forum is not monitored at all by HP staff? Has no one seen this problem on their own devices?

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Hi all. I am trying to fix my dad's computer that has a curious problem.When the computer boots up, the network fails to load, Norton's anti-virus fails to load, the windows gui is very very sluggish (many times locking up all together when any icons are double clicked), and the shutdown/reboot options are no longer displayed under the start menu. Additionally, ctrl+alt+del fails to open a task manager.When the computer is in this state it is almost completely unresponsive to any input.I have managed to get the computer operating normally by booting into safe mode and either choosing the "load last known good configuration" option or using the system restore. (I have used both these options because neither works consistently, often requiring multiple attempts to achieve a good boot). I have discovered no particular pattern, nor been able to identify any particular restore point that works or doesn't work.My current solution has been to simply not shut down or reboot the computer after I've succeed into getting it to work, however I would like to solve the underlying problem that is causes this.I have tried numerous things, including windows updates, reloading restore points, using Spybot S&D, updating and running a virus scan, all to no avail. I have yet to use HiJack this, so I went ahead and downloaded it and ran the scan, but I could use some help deciphering the results. (Note that I currently have the computer operating normally, but that wo... Read more

A:Shutdown button disappears and networks fails to load on startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Two problems, related in timing.

On July 1st, I made some adjustments to my startup config and such, and ever since then I've been having problems where my IE and Windows Media Player freeze for a few seconds when loading (though without interrupting data)

But most important of which is that since that time, my HP Factory Image D:\ drive has disappeared. It never served me any purpose, but it always just sat there in my Hard Disk lists on my Computer screen, and is conspicuous in its absence.

I checked my Disk Management and found that the 12 GB where the "D" drive was had become "Unallocated". Before I did something stupid, I checked to Rescan Drives, and it re-found the Factory Image! From then on, the FACTORY_IMAGE (D shows up in my Computer.

But after a few days I found that it was no longer showing on my Computer window, and realized that after restarting or shutting down my comp, it would always disappear, only to re-appear when I rescan my disks.

What's the problem? What service do I need to restore/fix to stop this from happening?

Somewhat related question: Would getting a whole new motherboard and CPU but retaining the old harddrive end these problems mentioned above or is it something to do solely with my faulty configurations?

A:Adjusted startup: HP Factory Image drive disappears after each restart

before you start spending money or mess your machine up any more--go into MSCONFIG and select the normal startup button then restart to see if problem(s) are gone

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Webpages are not loading in chrome browser but no such problem in firefox. I have tried changing the settings to default. I have tried unistalling and doing a clean install. Nothing works.
No issue in firefox browser though. Please help

A:Internet not working in chrome but working fine in firefox

Check the installed extensions in Chrome's settings and remove any you find.  If you still cannot go online, check the firewall.

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when ever i start internet explorer this msg appears

" Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address."

i tryed going to other pages and it still doesn't load
and the internet connection is just fine

A:internet explorer not working but other browsers are working just fine

Hello and welcome to TSF

What firewall do you have?
Is this on every page or just a few? if it is just a few please name them.

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


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ASUS Notebook G60Vx Series

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
A few days ago my internet suddenly stopped working. I plugged in the ethernet cord and everything worked fine. Checking the properties in the device manager showed the device was working properly, I also tried resetting it to make sure it was enabled but it did not work.

Upon troubleshooting, the "Windows Network Diagnostic" said the problems was that the Wireless adapter was not turned on. Using the switch on the front of the laptop as well as the function keys does nothing. Usually a graphic pops up showing if the WiFi is on or off, changinging transparent to show the WiFi is disabled. Now when I turn the switch on it always appears transparent, effectively going from off to off

So I know the computer reads both the function keys and the switch on the front but both methods never actually turns the adapter on. I just finished a system restore and nothing has changed

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Wifi not working on ASUS laptop, LAN working fine

Maybe the switch or adapter is defective. Some other ideas ...

Do you have an ASUS utility to also turn the wireless on/off? (I have an HP utility on one of my laptops that will individually control the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if the physical switch is on.)

In Device Manager right click on the adapter - Properties - Advanced tab. Sometimes there is a Property in there that allows turning the adapter on/off.

If the card is easily accessible through a cover on the laptop's bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace the card several times to fix any potential looseness or corrosion problems.

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I have sort of an odd problem. I have a desktop computer that is connect to the internet wirelessly. Everything works fine there. I also have an xbox360 connected to the desktop via an Ethernet cable. I use this connection primarily to stream movies from my computer to the xbox. Today in the middle of a movie the movie stopped playing and gave me an error saying xbox isn't connected to the computer any more.
I checked the physical connection and everything was fine. I looked at my desktop (running windows xp) and noticed my LAN connection wasn't properly running. It said I have limited or no connectivity. So I tried repairing it, renewing it, disabling and re-enabling it. Nothing worked. In fact I get this error: "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I also noticed I have a 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address, if that helps at all:
EDIT: Forgot to mention I also reinstalled the driver for the LAN card.

A:Wireless working fine, Wired not working properly.

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i recently boughta new laptop, 1gb ram, microsoft vista, 160 gb ram, core2 duo. i connected a microphone to the external jack. the speakers started making chirping kinda sounds and when i restarted no sounds were there but the headphones are working fine. thanks in advance.

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Booted up an XP 64-bit machine and got the "windows\system32\config cannot be found," insert disk and press r to repair etc...

Rebooted and got the same message. Rebooted and went into the BIOS then left without changing any settings and rebooted and the computer started up fine. Any possible explanations for this behavior? I'm drawing a blank.


p.s. I doubt the issue is the hard drive, the OS install is on a mirroring RAID array, so unless both drives went bad it's an unlikely source.

A:*sometimes* cannot fine \config on startup

sorry to doublepost, just did a couple virus/spyware scans and nothing was found, so that doesn't bring me any closer to understanding what is going on.

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Hello I'm not sure that this is exactly a windows problem but i dont know what else it could be. I'm not exactly sure when it started but it's been a couple weeks at the least, when I start up my laptop it runs fine but it usually varies in the amount of time but after about an hour or so it slows way, way down to the point i can't open the Ctrl-Alt-Del menu, the computer freezes and unfreezes and i just have to restart and then it's fine again for a while, i have done full scans on malwarebytes, avast and ad aware none find anything, i have used CCleaner and Defraged my system, I've turned off all unnecessary start up programs and tried a SFC /SCANNOW in cmd, and nothing is working the problem still persists i have run out of ideas so any help would be great.
here are my system specs i also have a 298 GB hd of which i have 92 GB free

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TERRYSPC
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model P-7805u
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, 2267 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD 9C.23.00, 10/1/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM... Read more

A:Fine startup but slows down.

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Hello I'm not sure that this is exactly a windows problem but i dont know what else it could be. I'm not exactly sure when it started but it's been a couple weeks at the least, when I start up my laptop it runs fine but it usually varies in the amount of time but after about an hour or so it slows way, way down to the point i can't open the Ctrl-Alt-Del menu, the computer freezes and unfreezes and i just have to restart and then it's fine again for a while, i have done full scans on malwarebytes, avast and ad aware none find anything, i have used CCleaner and Defraged my system, I've turned off all unnecessary start up programs and tried a SFC /SCANNOW in cmd, and nothing is working the problem still persists i have run out of ideas so any help would be great.

here are my system specs i also have a 298 GB hd of which i have 92 GB free

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TERRYSPC
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model P-7805u
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, 2267 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD 9C.23.00, 10/1/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
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A:Fine startup but slows down?

Sounds like either heat or malware and I think you need to post in the malware forum first so we can rule that out as they have much better tools than you have used and they are schooled at doing this. Then come back here if they find nothing.

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ok, if anyone has seen my previous threads you might have seen me complaining about the speed of vista. now i have a powerful PC and i JUST reinstalled vista less than one month ago and AGAIN its loading so incredibly slow its painful and im about to cry. i have literally less than 20 programs installed on a 500 GB HDD and it boots up as slow as a win '98 20 mhz cpu computer. i swear, ive never been more confused in my life. i havent reinstalled or de-installed anything like at all, i upgraded to SP2 i tried to a system restore and of course, it failed. for the past week im literally finding myself going to eat dinner and then coming down to see that my startup programs are just finihsing after 30 minutes of initial boot. once they are all loaded the pc works like a charm and nothing goes wrong. if you say i have "too many startup programs" iwill laugh because i litteraly have 4 startup programs. yes ive tried no startup programs but it doesnt help WHATSOEVER. im just onwdering how windows can corrupt files like by itself. no its not a virus. i ve checked with over 4 diferent anti viruses. sigh... if anyone has a suggestion...please help.
i dont have enough money for win 7 but idk.....

A:25 minute startup...then everything loads fine...

Do you have any external hard drives or devices attached?

Any of those anti-virus apps set to run a full system scan at each start-up?

Where about is the delay occurring? Ie During the POST/BIOS or after the windows loading bar appears?

(P.S The HAF 932 is not a mini-tower case. It's full sized )

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I've never seen anything like this. Whenever I try to startup my friends comp his monitor is fine while the harddrive is initially booting up and then as soon as it starts to go into windows it just kicks out and goes into standby mode. Now I was lucky enough to get the system running in Safe Mode yesterday but I haven't been able to get back to that screen and don't know how to stop windows from loading regularly so that I might get it to load in SafeMode again. Anyhow if someone could help me out that would be greatly appreciated...I've messed around a bit in the bios and have the monitors .inf file figuring that might be the problem. But it is a plug n play monitor so I dunno. Please help. Thanks

A:Monitor is fine on startup (DOS) but dies in Win

What is most likely happening is windows is requesting a resolution or a refresh rate that the monitor does not support so the monitor instead of frying, shuts down. You need to change the resolution in safe mode to fix it. To get to safe mode, in win98 hold down the control key on bootup until you get the menu to choose safe mode, if win95 then repeatedly press the f8 key until you get the menu.

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I got this new laptop a few months ago (last November), and for the most part it's strong and fast. One day a few weeks ago, however, the computer started taking forever (10-15 minutes) to reboot. One of the websites I googled said that:

"Occasional slowness can be due to software errors. It may be noticed when running a particular task, but not at other times," but did not discuss how to fix this problem/even find what is causing the problem.

Note that this was a SUDDEN change; one day everything was fine, the next day every reboot took forever. This makes me think that their is some software issue, and not just a general buildup of startup programs causing this issue.

~5 minutes after windows is up and running the computer is running at its usual capacity, and everything works normally.

Any/all help is appreciated.

A:Extra slow startup, everything else seems fine.

Hi, welcome to the forums

You may want to try the following...

1, Download MalwareBytes and perform a Full system scan
2, Open up Command Prompt as administrator (Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools - Right-click)
3, Type scf /scannow to check for system file integrity errors.

Any file errors found will be fixed and replaced and a reboot will be required


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Ok... previous problem fixed... I'm pretty sure I have malware... i will post a hijack this log in the appropriate place.

Thanks! IPJ

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I am so lost, I have tried everything I can to try to figure this problem out. I have switched out videocards, reset my CMOS, formatted and re installed Windows 7 but still have the same problem. Troubleshooting this problem has been really slow since each time I go to try something new I need to wait until the next day for it to happen. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

**Also I have noticed this thread is very similar to my problem
BSOD on start up, atikmdag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys

PROBLEM FIXED Replaced powerstrip and everything works fine.

A:BSOD After every startup. Works fine until the next day.


System Optimisers

Please remove the following software:

Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013 Public:Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013 Public
Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013\All functions Public:Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013\All functions Public
This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence. If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download but make sure you back up the registry before making letting ccleaner delete anything. 10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Please run these tests and report back the results

1. SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
2. Disk check for errors on the hard drive - Disk Check
3. Troubleshoot applications by a clean boot - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
4. Memtest86+ paying close attention to part 3 - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
5. Hard drive test from HDD mfg website - Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

This is for information purposes only. Th... Read more

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Hi all,

Firstly sorry about another 'slow startup thread'. Ive searched through several threads and tried what had been suggested to no avail.

Not sure how this happened but my boot up time has gone from less than a minute to over 3-4 minutes. From bios screen to welcome screen takes about 15-20 seconds, but from the welcome screen to when the pc becomes functional takes a few minutes. It takes longer than usual at welcome then once that disappears all i can see is the wallpaper. Then slowly the start menu appears followed by the desktop items. Once it boots, the pc functions perfectly fine.

Ive scanned nod32, adaware and spybot and no threats are detected. Cleaned the registry via ccleaner. Had a look at msconfig startup and everything looks fine. Ran defrag on Saturday. But what does happen is the windows security centre appears saying that I don't have a anti-virus or firewall installed when in fact i do.

Running XP, 1.5GB RAM, 3.2GHz Pentium 4.

Not sure how/why its happening.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Slow startup but fine after wards

Problem fix. I read good reviews about Microsoft Security Essentials and decided to install it. It picked up a trojan and the pc boots perfect now. I have been a fan of nod32 for about five years and it failed to pick up that trojan. So far thumbs up for MSE.

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The touchpad on my laptop (hp pavilion x2) is not working, the cursor is not visible. It works perfectly well when I plug in an external mouse, however when I unplug it the cursor will freeze and when I use the touchscreen it will disappear completely. Any help?

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A:Cursor disappears/touchpad not working

Hi, Try the following. Open windows Control Panel, open Programs and Features, right click the entry 'HP System Event Utility' and select Uninstall. When this has completed, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following liink. http://h30642.www3.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64501-65000/sp64608.exe When the reinstallation has completed, restart the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes. Then download and install the version of HP System Event Utility on the following link. http://h30642.www3.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66604.exe When this installation has completed, download and reinstall the Synaptics driver on the link below. http://h30642.www3.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64501-65000/sp64797.exe When this installation has completed, restart the notebook again. Regards, DP-K

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I have a problem with my pc setup.

Mind you i tried everything i read on every forum available before posting this.

My problem started when I was playing Skyrim on a CRT Monitor. Why? because our 32inch LED TV is now being used for watching so I am stuck with a 17inch CRT Monitor from my previous rig. While playing, it just turn off for no apparent reason. When I tried to turn it on. It says no bootable device detected. Then says something like proceeding to bios settings. After that, everytime I power up my pc for the first time. It says the same thing again, "no bootable device detected system will enter the bios setup utility".

Here are the solutions I tried:

Reseat sata cable
Reseat connector from MOBO to PSU
Reseat connector from PSU to HDD
Tried testing HDD on HDTUNE but says still healthy
Pulled out CMOS battery and put it back
Switch ram to another slot
Switch sata cable to another slot on the motherboard
Change bios settings like Boot selection
Change bios settings to default
Updated the bios to latest version

And I've forget the others because this problem is bugging me for the last 6 months I think? I already bought a 18.5in Asus LCD Monitor but the problem still persists.

What seems to bother me is after the first boot-up it says no bootable device. What i had to do is push the power button to shut it down and push it again. And viola its now working. Just like that. The first bootup is the only problem. Someone please help ... Read more

A:No bootable device detected on first startup, second will be fine.

I had something like that happen just before my hard drive failed. I got half a dozen or so restarts (was able to back up my data) and then the drive went bad on the seventh restart.

How long has this been going on (how many starts have you done since the problem first appeared)?

I suggest you make a Repair disk - if you don't have one already. System Repair Disc - Create

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I am having issues with a home built pc that I have not been able to resolve on my own. BSOD happens on startup almost every time. PC bsod then reboots and operates normally. Any information you can provide regarding what is causing this and steps to resolve is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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So I purchased a computer from Cyberpower about a month ago, and ever since I've been getting BSODs. At first, it was really bad, like I could barely turn it on without it crashing. Then I did some stuff that they recommended, like hard drive check, RAM checks, and reseating the video card. It seems like I'm only getting the BSOD a few times when I turn my computer on after it's been off for a while. For example, I turn it off before I go to bed, then I wake up in the morning to turn it on, and it crashes once or twice, usually when I'm starting up a game or something. I'm getting really sick and tired of this, so I finally came here to get some help. I've attached one of the many dump files in RAR format. Let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks so much.

A:2 or 3 BSODs on startup, then it's fine. mostly error code 109.

Hi Zumbert

Use this tool to update your system specs

Then use this tool to upload all the files here to review.

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I'm getting the BSOD when I'm booting up my PC, and there are lines and such on the screen.

It's the following error:



(0xF8A33DBC, 0x00000000, 0x8052B8F8,0x0000000000)

I have a Dell laptop, Inspiron E1705. I'm using Windows XP, Service pack 3. When I run it in safe mode the following is across the top of the screen:

Windows XP (R) (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435: Service Pack 3)

It BSOD'd the other night after I was browsing the internet. My computer was acting really sluggish, and I restarted it. Then I got the BSOD.

I left it for the morning when I re-started it, and it started fine, for a few minutes, but after a minute or so I got the same BSOD.

This happened several months ago and I fixed it by opening up my PC and re-setting the video card. I did it again and this time it didn't help any.

I ran the diagnostics that pop up on boot up, on the hard drive and memory, and nothing turned up wrong. As previously mentioned, it will not boot up normally, but it will boot up in safe mode.

I checked all of my drivers in safe mode to look for a missing driver. All of my drivers either said that the status was fine, or that the status was unavailable in safe mode. I was missing one driver, for my ethernet connection. I went on Dell's website to look for the driver but I couldn't find one.

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A:BSOD on startup; Safe-Mode fine

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Hi all,

About a week ago I started getting this BSOD on startup, happening at about the time consistently every time I boot Windows normally when the Windows login screen appears (if I login immediately, the BSOD happens right afterwards - sometimes the desktop can display in time; if I wait at the login screen, the BSOD will occur a few moments later before logging in).

It's the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error, and initially I thought I could solve this myself by searching online. Because I'm able to run in safe mode without any problems, I decided to try updating as many of my drivers as I could (thinking it was an outdated driver problem). However, this was only partially successful as some of the drivers require rebooting normally (not back into safe mode) to finish their installation (so I wasn't able to finish them, or else after booting back into safe mode it would say the driver installation failed).

In the zip file, in addition to the dump info, I also included a screenshot of the BSOD - it displayed long enough for me to quickly take a picture of it with my camera, if that helps.

I don't think this is related, but during the last successful session before my first BSOD occurred Windows Update downloaded and installed a fairly large service pack, I believe for Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, I just discovered that I never configured the system restore tool, so I can't go back in time...

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A:BSOD on startup - but can run in safe mode fine

Hello Jason.

The BSOD is caused by avast! Self Protection Driver.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff80002ce096c}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.SYS
Probably caused by : aswSP.SYS ( aswSP+4133e )

Followup: MachineOwner
Description here: Driver Reference Table - aswSP.SYS

Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
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I have a laptop running Windows XP. The computer would boot up very quickly upon turning it on, and you would be able to get to the internet almost immediately. Now, the computer takes a few minutes upon booting up in order to access the internet. After booting up, everything seems fine. This problem just suddenly happened a few days ago.

I have run CCleaner, malwarebytes, and superantispyware (all with updates).

What could have caused this sudden problem and how can I fix it? Would it help if you saw a hijackthis log?

Thank you

A:Computer suddenly slow at startup, but everything else is fine.


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