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Start-up OK but very slow to open programs


HardyB
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My computer boots quite fast but when the icons are loaded onto the desktop it takes about a minute for any program, especially Google Chrome browser, to open as the cursor looks busy trying to load something and won't even open the Start button. I must add that things return to normal after the first program opens.

Not sure whether it's the registry cleaners and PC optimizers (1 paid for and 4 free ones) I use often, in fact almost every time just before turning off the computer.

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onthelimit1

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XP definitely benefits from a clean install from time to time. I've just done this on an old PC with only 1Gb RAM. Boot time has dropped from 7 or 8 minutes to under 2.

I would reiterate what the others have said about your registry cleaners. Dump the lot except CCleaner.

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HardyB

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Taff: 1,022.73 MB

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Taff™

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Yep! That's a Gig - plenty.

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