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Topic # 55367 1-Jan-2010 06:40
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hi guys, i experienced a slow startup and checked out 'event log viewer' for info.
there are a bunch of warnings and 1 critical message appearing. i understand all the information i see in the event viewer program.
the problem is, i dont know how to fix the problem. is there a program that will fix it for me? or assist me to fix the problems??

heres internet explorer being a noob. hopefully someone knows a way to fix this issue

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date:          31/12/2009 10:35:42 p.m.
Event ID:      101
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Event Log
User:          LOCAL SERVICE
Computer:      neclaptop-PC
This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
     File Name  : explorer.exe
     Friendly Name  : Windows Explorer
     Version  : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
     Total Time  : 6496ms
     Degradation Time : 1496ms
     Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2009‎-‎12‎-‎31T09:32:54.749600400Z
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-31T09:35:42.519498200Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{00000100-0000-0000-45C8-F63AFC89CA01}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1364" ThreadID="2324" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    <Data Name="StartTime">2009-12-31T09:32:54.749600400Z</Data>
    <Data Name="NameLength">13</Data>
    <Data Name="Name">explorer.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="FriendlyNameLength">17</Data>
    <Data Name="FriendlyName">Windows Explorer</Data>
    <Data Name="VersionLength">38</Data>
    <Data Name="Version">6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)</Data>
    <Data Name="TotalTime">6496</Data>
    <Data Name="DegradationTime">1496</Data>
    <Data Name="PathLength">24</Data>
    <Data Name="Path">C:\Windows\explorer.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="ProductNameLength">37</Data>
    <Data Name="ProductName">Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</Data>
    <Data Name="CompanyNameLength">22</Data>
    <Data Name="CompanyName">Microsoft Corporation</Data>

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  Reply # 286384 1-Jan-2010 12:46
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Looks like Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer. Though they are probably linked.
Was this a oncer, or a reoccurring event ? Tried a chkdsk ?

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  Reply # 286418 1-Jan-2010 16:38
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hi sir, thanks for your reply
yes this is a reoccuring event =[
i have not yet tried a chkdsk yet...

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  Reply # 286424 1-Jan-2010 17:11
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Do you have any files on your desktop, or just shortcuts? When was the last time you ran defrag on your boot drive? Have you done a full antivirus scan lately?

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  Reply # 286437 1-Jan-2010 18:56
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only shortcuts on my desktop, except recycle bin.
defragged C drive just now, yes i have completed a virus scan.

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  Reply # 286439 1-Jan-2010 19:02
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shutdown speed has improved, but start up still takes ages to get past the welcome screen.
i see this for my boot up

This startup service took longer than expected to startup, resulting in a performance degradation in the system start up process:
File Name : gpsvc
Friendly Name : Group Policy Client
Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Total Time : 2834ms
Degradation Time : 834ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎01‎-‎01T05:57:32.671600300Z

and this

File Name : profsvc
Friendly Name : ProfSvc
Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Total Time : 2836ms
Degradation Time : 836ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎01‎-‎01T05:57:32.671600300Z

and this

This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
File Name : explorer.exe
Friendly Name : Windows Explorer
Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Total Time : 7572ms
Degradation Time : 2572ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎01‎-‎01T05:57:32.671600300Z

there are 2 more of these but they have a very small error time... like 200ms

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  Reply # 286481 2-Jan-2010 08:00
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the disk defrag fixed all the errors except one

application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process:
File Name : iw4mp.exe
Friendly Name :
Version :
Total Time : 19964ms
Degradation Time : 14964ms
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2010‎-‎01‎-‎01T17:44:35.671600300Z

thanks for your help, would another defrag solve this problem?

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  Reply # 286526 2-Jan-2010 16:21
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iw4mp.exe is the game Modern Warfare 2, you don't want that starting up at startup... check if you're got a stray shortcut for the game in the "all programs" > "startup" folder in the start menu.

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  Reply # 286548 2-Jan-2010 20:42
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it was sitting on my quick launch toolbar, so i removed it. currently my start up folder is empty

its faster now, im wondering , should i remove everything from the quick launch toolbar?
and windows its suggesting to change my colour scheme, even though my graphics card is a hd radeon 5750 1gb

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