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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 18-Feb-12 18:59:46
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Startup program monitor


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I seem to remember someone here mentioning a way of seeing in real time what the computer is loading on bootup. I know about MSConfig to see what's checked in Startup etc. but something is taking ages to load and is stopping me from accessing my programs for about 3 minutes after the desktop appears. I'd love to know what it is - I suspect a service rather than a program. The symptoms are that when I click on the IE or Excel icon nothing happens for about 3 minutes, then all is fine. It's clearly still loading something. McAfee is in the frame (checking for updates) but I can't find how to stop it doing that.

Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
IE9 and Live Mail
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Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Feb-12 20:13:58
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Re: Startup program monitor


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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb54...

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Feb-12 20:35:38
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Re: Startup program monitor


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Launching resource monitor after you have got onto the desktop might also give you a good idea.

It can be caused by quite a few things during startup, volume fragmentation as well as Windows logging, and the VSC service can also slow it down a bit.

I think the biggest problem is the one that begins with an "M" and ends in "fee".

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sat 18-Feb-12 21:48:15
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Re: Startup program monitor


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As well as Autoruns, HijackThis! is simple and effective.

Edited by Deadbeat (Sat 18-Feb-12 21:49:07)

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