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Offline StopMe

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Strange...
« on: May 22, 2005, 07:34:34 AM »
It started when I install Opera when my memory start up was slow.  Even after I remove Opera, my memory was too slow at start-up, Avast! and ZA start up slower than normal start-up cause I always see a red dot on avast! for a while and ZA icon wasn't even appeard untill the red icon was gone and avast! shield was running.   ???  Any ideas? 

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 08:54:24 AM »
Try a registry cleaning program like CCleaner to clean out the registry.

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 09:20:08 AM »

Have you deleted all  files in your windows prefetch folder?? Check to see if the

layout.ini file is there.

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 12:08:15 PM »
yes, P3T3bOnn is right. If you have no results, empty the temporary folder. If the result is the same, run "chkdsk /r": this remedy has been useful for me when I had lost my sistray icon of winpatrol 

Offline StopMe

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 06:27:50 PM »

Have you deleted all  files in your windows prefetch folder?? Check to see if the

layout.ini file is there.



Yeah the file is still there, should I remove it? Acually theres alot of stuff in the Windows perfetch folder. 
« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 07:05:09 PM by FIXER »

Offline StopMe

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 07:10:16 PM »
I just found out that it only happens on restart, shut down and turn on manually will just delay the appearance.  :(

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005, 07:21:53 PM »
Hi, FIXER! You know, the things in the prefetch folder are there only to speed up your download of the mostly used files and webpages. if the prefetch is too bigger, maybe it can be a problem because the memory waste alot of power to check for this cached files at system startup.
ADDED: empty prefetch don't resolve your problem. Try to empty the Temp folder.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 07:24:52 PM by Kamulko! »

Offline StopMe

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2005, 07:23:42 PM »
well it is 5.98 MB.  That's alot, maybe I should delete them all is that okay? 

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2005, 07:26:09 PM »
Yes, no problem. Be in peace of mind deleting the prefetch.  ;) remember to reboot...

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2005, 07:27:52 PM »
check back after a reboot and you will find most of them back in the folder.

The only gain would be if you removed a prefetch file for a program you had uninstalled.

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2005, 07:30:55 PM »
Yes, Connie: this is the reason why my suggestion of empty also the Temporary files: the same when we schedule a scanning at reboot with our Avast! :)

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2005, 07:31:22 PM »
Nope, didn't work, after rebooting, the avast! icon was remain red for a minute or two and ZA loaded too slow.   

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2005, 07:33:40 PM »
tried my previous suggestion: start -> run -> chkdsk /r -> OK?

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2005, 07:33:56 PM »
Kamulko  yeppers  :)   Just wanted to make sure he knew they would be back  :)

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Re: Strange...
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2005, 07:34:44 PM »
tried my previous suggestion: start -> run -> chkdsk /r -> OK?

That was my first choice, didn't work, only when I shut down my computer and turn it on manually, I don't see the red dot on the icon, just dosn't appear for a few seconds.