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Long delay before desktop icons load in Vista

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  • Started 1 year ago by cosrocket
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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cosrocket
Posts: 46

I'm having an issue with an HP laptop running Windows Vista. It boots fine up until after the Welcome screen, but after that it can take a good 2 minutes or so for the desktop icons and taskbar to appear. All you see is the cursor until the rest loads.I've cleaned out all unnecessary programs and have disabled practically everything in the startup folder and I defragged the drive but nothing makes that part boot faster. Any ideas what can be the problem?

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.howtogeek.com/11338.....ps-tricks/ Did you try this? If so, I am thinking your internet provider connection is slow.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

How much Ram do you have ?

Posted 1 year ago
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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Sounds like a ram problem to me.
Try this... Mz RAM Booster 4.1
Do Not allow it to install any extras such as tool bars and such.

Jim

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What A/V are you running ?

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