Slow boot up

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I have one PC that takes at leaset 10 min to boot up. I checked event viewer. It is giving me an error Service Control Mgr- workstation Service hung on start up? Does anyone know how to resolve this issue.
ASKED: September 30, 2005  8:11 AM
UPDATED: December 6, 2010  5:07 PM

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I really think we need more details here….O/S etc. I would almost bet that there is something in your system that should not be there…..spyware, for example. Please provide as much detail as possible about the system and the errors.

Paul

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  • DrillO
    I really think we need more details here....O/S etc. I would almost bet that there is something in your system that should not be there.....spyware, for example. Please provide as much detail as possible about the system and the errors. Paul
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  • Lgentile
    It's XP pro. PIV 1GB 160G HD. I have scanned for viruses and have CounterSpy Also run Ad-Aware. Once the machine boots up it runs great.
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  • Ve3ofa
    have you tried using msconfig and disabling all startups, going into services (hide microsoft services), clear the check marks on all and then restarting? Everyone and their dog wants to put themselves in the startup folders/registry and most don't need to be there.. Dependandant on Workstation: Alerter/Messenger (set to disabled in services) Net Logon (do you really need this?) RPC Locator and Computer Browser may not be needed as well
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  • Chippy088
    I think in cases like this the first priority is to establish RAM available. You are using a 1GB speed P4 processor (slow), but you don't say how much memory, or what type, you have in it. It is a common assumption that if the PC is running/booting up slowly, that it must be something malicious slowing it down. Sometimes that assumption is right on the nail. As most of my home visits to clients, has proven, it is not always something unwanted causing the problem. Increasing the base level of memory, (normally it's about 1GB, when they bought it as internet ready, from the shop) has decreased the startup waiting time. Due to the high RAM overheads needed to run modern software, and the fact that they load thier own modules when the system boots, it's often that running programs are needing more memory than is initially available. If more is needed than what is there, boot time will be used to swap bits of memory to the HD swap file, before it is ready for the user. I have 3GB memory in my 2.5 GH home machines, and just under 1GB is used for all the AV, Firewall, Anti malware software, IM, etc etc (my machines are locked down to the max, because I work from home) and then my normal programs on top of that. email, excel workbooks, Dream Weaver and firefox, for my website management. With all that loading up at startup, it takes a few minutes, (sometimes,) to get to the desktop. Take a look in task manager for the memory usage and swap file size for an indication as to what is going on. (Even with 3GB I have a large swap file on the HD.) Then, when you've looked at the memory, start to worry about viruses etc. or you could end up on a wild goose chase.
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