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#1 OFFLINE   jeffw_00

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:10 PM

Hi - I have a WIN XP Home SP3 machine - runs NOD32 continually and Spybot weekly. and for a while now, whenever it reboots, it sits at "loading personal settings" for 2-3 minutes.  There's only one active user, and it automatically logs into that account.  There's about 3.5GB under Documents and Settings , but the profile is local.  Any thoughts about what could be tweaked to shorten this, or what the problem could be?Thanks very much!/j

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:54 PM

What CPU and how much memory in the computer and what version of NOD32?How many things loading and what are they (on boot)?Those things should help us to understand a bit more.
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#3 OFFLINE   jeffw_00

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:24 PM

good point - should have mentioned.   I use startup.cpl and almost nothing is loading, and what does load, I can see doesn't start until after the 2-3 minute pause. I just tried it now with all possible TSRs disabled - still got the delay/j

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:27 AM

Hello,What sort of connectoion to the Internet does the computer have?I have seen that happen on computers running NOD32 when it goes to check for updates and the network connection isn't up yet.  Regards,Aryeh Goretsky
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:41 AM

internet connection is always-on COMCAST Broadband.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:22 PM

try this happy little ms download:  user profile hive cleanup.http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

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The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off...
which keeps the user from shutting down the pc.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:37 PM

thanks but that doesn't seem on point - no problem shutting machine down, and no roaming or locked profiles thanks anyhoo/j

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

I believe Microsoft TechNet's Autoruns utility (article here, free download as a .zip here) shows some items startup.cpl may miss.Have you used Event Viewer (Start-->Run-->eventvwr.msc) to check for corresponding errors in the system and/or program logs?

#9 OFFLINE   jeffw_00

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:15 PM

thanks - event viewer found an unneeded, application-specific service failing on startup.you guys are the best!/j

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

oops!  sorry, wrong end of the process... :drooling:
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:02 AM

Hello,Can you tell us what it was? That way there will be a record of what the problem was and how you solved it in case any other forum members have the same exact issue.Regards,Aryeh Goretsky

Edited by goretsky, 16 December 2009 - 04:56 AM.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:02 AM

some Peachtree-related service that didn't need to run at startup




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