winXP slow to log on, outlook express slow to start.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by cowboyz, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. cowboyz

    cowboyz Guest

    I have a fresh install of XP on my XP2100.

    Takes about 10 seconds to get to the login screen from pressing the power
    button. But then when you logg on it takes a good couple of minutes before
    you can use the system. The desktop will come up striaght away but if you
    hit CTRL ALT DEL and under users it will show nothing for a couple of
    minutes. In that time you can't access the taskbar or start menu.

    I am thinking it has something to do with Ihug Ultra card setting itself up.
    I am using the new XP drivers. I thought it might have something to do with
    the satcards IP so I set that to but that didn't make a

    Any ideas?

    Secondly, I have setup Mailwasher which seems to be working well but since
    setting it up Outllook Express takes ages to startup. Internet explorer is
    nice and snappy as it should be and everything else appears to be fine.
    Just OE is slow.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers for your thoughts.
    cowboyz, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. cowboyz

    XPD Guest

    Dont suppose youve installed Spybot by any chance ?

    I performed a fresh install of 2k on my box a few weeks back and ran spybot
    with its hosts file and my machine literally took about 3 minutes to
    actually allow me to do anything after logging in.
    Soon as I removed Spybots entries from the hosts file, it logged in fine
    without any hesitation.
    XPD, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. cowboyz

    lost Guest

    Make sure you don't have your CPU's cache turned off in the Bios.
    lost, Sep 23, 2003
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