slow emachine start

  antalioana 16:10 04 Oct 07

my PC takes 20 minute to start and I don't know why as have recently bought an external driver for all data. before xp load i have a black screen for 10 minutes.
can someone help please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:54 04 Oct 07

Is it slow to boot with or without the external drive plugged in?

  antalioana 09:03 05 Oct 07

i only bought the external driver 2 week ago. it looks as thought the webcam is on.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:58 05 Oct 07

Does it boot ok with the drive disconnected?

Try booting up with NOTHING connected to the USB ports.

  antalioana 18:37 09 Oct 07

Hi. The PC started with no problems without any USB.
I only have logitech webcam, a lexmark printer and Maxtor data storage.
But after I logged onto my settings it took another 7 min until I could use any programs. I know norton antivirus makes it slow but I don't know how slow should it be.
Thanks for helping me!

  skidzy 18:45 09 Oct 07

Without stepping on Fruit Bat /\0/\'s toes here,you could try booting into safemode and select last known good configuration or even system restore.

Alternatively you may have a buggy driver.

Also run your Antivirus in safemode.

Some programs here to aid you in removing possible nasties that may have eluded Norton. click here

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