Re: vista- slow start up to login screen
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:25:00 -0800, TomG
> I run Mcafee virus protection and it updates at a regular basis
Not sufficient. You also need anti-spyware protection. If you're not
running any, my guess is that your problem is spyware infestation.
I recommend that you begin troubleshooting by going to MVP Malke's
malware removal site at
following the instructions there.
> "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
> > On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:02:02 -0800, Michael Ian Sammels
> > <MichaelIanSammels@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > > Try doing a disk cleanup, and a disk degfragmentation.
> > Although it certainly can't hurt to do as you suggest, my guess is
> > that neither will fix what appears to be a sudden dramatic change in
> > startup time.
> > TomG, you should consider the possibility of virus or spyware
> > infection. What anti-malware programs do you run, and are they up to
> > date?
> > > "TomG" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I just purchased this Dell with Vista, I have had it for about 4 months,
> > > > everything was working great until a few days ago. When I turn it on it
> > > > takes about 4 to 5 minutes to get to the log in screen. Once I'm in
> > > > everything works fine, its just the initial power up that is slow. I tried
> > > > to restore feature and set it back 4 weeks but to my dismay the problem still
> > > > exists. Any suggestions.
> > > >
> > > >
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> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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