Initial tasks take too long to run, after booting.

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Post by demoncurrie on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:53 pm

I have failed to find an OS disk, I'm afraid. My PC was a dell , and had the motherboard replaced to be a Compaq. However, the shop that did it is unable to provide a suitable disk. I do have the original DELL Drivers and Utilities " CD.
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Post by Superdave on Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:19 pm

You may be able to download it from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by demoncurrie on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:12 pm

That link was useful, in that I used Belarc to give me a list of the system & hardware that is installed. This includes a Product Key, which I was advised that I would need.
However, I am not clear what type of disk to download, - I have always had difficulty creating CD discs. Also are you advising me to purchase one in order to investigate my system problem?
I would prefer another route if that is possible. (I could ask a friend for advise if necessary).

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Post by Superdave on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Also are you advising me to purchase one in order to investigate my system problem?
I would prefer another route if that is possible. (I could ask a friend for advise if necessary)..
No, don't spend any money on XP. If you're going to purchase another OS you should really consider Windows 7 if your computer can handle it.

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Post by demoncurrie on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:58 pm

I have some packages which wont run on Windows 7 ; so I am not ready to upgrade.

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Post by Superdave on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:03 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have some packages which wont run on Windows 7 ; so I am not ready to upgrade.
I have been told that Windows 7 can run in XP mode.

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Re: Initial tasks take too long to run, after booting.

Post by demoncurrie on Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:27 am

Hi again. I have just about given up on resolving this behaviour. (NB By chance I was talking to a workmate, and she, too had this problem - but lived with it!). However, I think my system is now working correctly.
The system stopped running Chrome, and Adobe Flash Player didn't appear to upgrade properly. So I uninstalled both of them and re-loaded them. My system now re-boots normally! Perhaps coincidence. But I pass the info onto you since it might help you build up a picture. You can therefore close this entry. And I hope not to have to open a replacement plea for help! Thanks.

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Re: Initial tasks take too long to run, after booting.

Post by Superdave on Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:29 pm

Ok, let's do some clean up and we'll be finished.

This step will remove all cleaning tools we used, it'll reset restore points (so you won't get reinfected by accidentally using some older restore point) and it'll make some other minor adjustments...
This is a very crucial step so make sure you don't skip it.
Download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to your desktop. Delfix will delete all the used tools and logfiles.

Double-click Delfix.exe to start the tool.
Make sure the following items are checked:

  • Activate UAC (optional; some users prefer to keep it off)
  • Remove disinfection tools
  • Create Registry backup
  • Purge System Restore Points
  • Re-set system settings

Now click "Run" and wait patiently.
Once finished a logfile will be created. You don't have to attach it to your next reply.
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Click Start> Computer> right click the C Drive and choose Properties> enter
Click Disk Cleanup from there.



Click OK on the Disk Cleanup Screen.
Click Yes on the Confirmation screen.



This runs the Disk Cleanup utility along with other selections if you have chosen any. (if you had a lot System Restore points, you will see a significant change in the free space in C drive)
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Post by demoncurrie on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:54 pm

OK thats them done thanks.

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Re: Initial tasks take too long to run, after booting.

Post by Superdave on Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:35 pm

You're welcome. I will lock this thread. If you need it re-opened, please send me a pm.

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