All of sudden my desktop icons are taking about 2 minutes too load after windows starts. Can anybody help me. I ran malwarebytes, norton antivirus, no adware, xofspy, spyware doctor, cleaned all spyware and adware off the system; cleaned up start up programs from msconfig, defrag the HD, I've done just about any maintance need it but still the same, it takes about 2 minutes too load, but after that windows runs perfect, is fast and everything, (ran bootvis,tune xp, regcure, registry easy,regscrubxp, ) even tweak the registry to no avail. Need help.
You see, are the desktop icons the one's that take too long to load, before, it used to load fast as soon as the welcome screen finish loading but now it takes a full 2 minutes for the whole desktop to show. it's a toshiba laptop, 1.5ghz 2GB of ddr2 667mhz.
Try a free program called Glary Utilities. Install it and just run the one click maintenance. This might help your problem. I've used this on many computers with the same problem as yours and it always seems to help.
Dear slash49er, thanks for the info on Glary Utilities. I downloaded and ran it. It found over 500 problems just in my registry. After cleaning everything, I rebooted my system and WOW, the icons in the system tray popped up in less than 10 seconds. Thanks again!
Most of the times the problem can be due to a virus : They can run themselves as a windows service/hidden process, it takes up memory, depending upon priority it can sometimes use up even much more memory than you expect hence causing other programs to load slower..
slash49er, I must say this, you helped me solved this problem, Problem completely solved; now I start windows and icons appear instantly right after the welcome screen. Sorry it took me long to reply to your reply, cause I was on a trip, but the minute i got back, read on your reply and problem fixed, Glary utilities great little program. And thank you again slash49er for taking your time to help others and for sharing some knowledge with us.
hi frnds i had this same problem of xp taking so long to show desktop screen after boot up .... i followed some advise of cleaning junk files , temp folder ,registry cleaner ..Nothing worked .... i deleted some registry folder in software folder in REGISTRY LIST which were'nt necessary for me .... I DELETED ADOBE FOLDER , SAMSUNG KIES FOLDER AND I RESTARTED PC AND IT BOOT UP IN 2 SEC .... THIS IS A REAL SOLUTION TRY .... I HAVE THIS SOLUTION ITS VERY EASY BELIEVE ME ..JUST REMEMBER WHICH SOFTWARES OR HARDWARE U INSTALLED RECENTLY JUST DELETE THAT FOLDER FROM REGISTRY FOLDER ....REGISTRY CONTAINS IN ONLY SOFTWARES FOLDER AND THERE ARE 3 OR 4 FOLDERS OF SOFTWARE IN REGISTRY DELETE THEM ALL BY RIGHT CLICK (DELETE) AND RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.......
1) Start , Run , regedit.exe
2) HKEY_CURRENT_USER , OPEN +SOFTWARE , DELETE RECENT SOFTWARE FOLDER
3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE , OPEN +SOFTWARE , DELETE RECENT SOFTWARE FOLDER
4)HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG , OPEN +SOFTWARE , DELETE RECENT SOFTWARE FOLDER
AND RESTART YOUR PC ....... PROBLEM SOLVE NOW C YOUR SPEED WILL BE DOUBLE OF BOOTING