Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

Very slow boot up!

\015 My desktop has become unbearably slow upon boot up and I have tried to eliminate every application or file that I don't need to aid in solving this problem with no appreciable gain. My central question, however, concerns whether my most recent Norton Anti-Virus annual download might be the culprit in this issue? It seemed to me that immediately after I purchased this annual service to be downloaded onto my desktop this problem emerged. I have written to Norton to ask about this matter and they have not given me a response - which in and of itself makes their business suspect to me.\015\012At any rate, it typically takes 7-10 minutes to boot up and that is just unacceptable!\015\012As a sidebar I would add that this machine operates with a Pentium 4 processor. Also, when I look at the Device Manager it reports that I typically have 47 or 48 processes running at once and I cannot determine how many of those I really need to keep because that would seem to be one possible area contributing to this issue. Hey, but what do I know about it?\015\012Anyway, thanks for your help!\015

Answers :

Something else to try,
\015\012Do a complete disk defrag, several times if you must. And run a registry cleanup program readily found on Magazine forums such as PC World who have several listed in their downloads section. You will also find a processes info program there that explains what each process you are running is so you know what is currently running on your PC. Be careful though, many proccesses are needed by Windows!! You may still find some Norton junk floating around in the registry. Run an antispy and malware program to eliminate a chance of a Trogan. This list is of course used to support the suggestions of the others that have posted recommendations.
You may want to make sure that you dont have 2 applications of Norton running. Two antivirus programs will tremendously slow down your system
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