xp running slow

  martan 21:49 14 Aug 07

hi all
i have a laptop running windows xp sp2 but it takes about 15 mins to boot up can aybody advise me on what is happening thanks

  brundle 21:53 14 Aug 07

We could try if you provide more information. Recent installations, AV, internet security and antispyware products?

  martan 21:58 14 Aug 07

hi brundle
have recently downloaded avg free edtion antivirus scanner martan

  birdface 07:49 15 Aug 07

You probably have AVG set to scan at start up,That usually slows down your computer,maybe betterswitching of the start up scan,And either set it to scan at a different time,Or dissable the scan and just run it when you want it to run.

  birdface 08:44 15 Aug 07

You may also have to many programs running at at start up,Worth checking with msconfig,I have 7 programs running and most are security related.

  martan 19:30 15 Aug 07

hi all
thanks for the help have disabled the programme to start as and when i want thanks once again all martan

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