INCREDIBLY slow application start times

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by leedogg, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    I have an Athlon XP 3000+ with an asus nforce2 mobo and 1gig of ram.

    For some reason, my applications are taking an incredibly long time to startup, I've run all the antispyware apps, etc and I cant seem to figure out what is up with my system. I've included a log of all my startup apps...any help would be appreciated.



    StartupList report, 3/22/2005, 7:24:21 PM
    StartupList version: 1.51
    Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================
    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\GHOSTS~2.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Shavlik Technologies\HFNetChkPro4\4.1.0.0\HFNetChkProService.exe
    C:\Program FIles\TraySaver\TraySaver.exe
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\uphclean\uphclean.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ups.exe
    C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\StartupMonitor.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\NetRun\NetRun.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\DialogMate\dlgmate.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\AdMunch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dirkey2\dirkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\YZ Toolbar\YzToolBar.exe
    C:\Program Files\WinKey\WinKey.exe
    C:\Program Files\ArsClip\ArsClip.exe
    C:\Program Files\Rainlendar\Rainlendar.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\FreeShade.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
    C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Lee Rider\Favorites\Links\PC Maintenance\startuplist\StartupList.exe
    --------------------------------------------------
    Listing of startup folders:
    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\Documents and Settings\Lee Rider\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
    BHODemon 2.0.lnk = C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
    --------------------------------------------------
    Checking Windows NT UserInit:
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
    --------------------------------------------------
    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CoolSwitch = C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    Run StartupMonitor = StartupMonitor.exe
    SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    SBAutoUpdate = "C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe"
    Logitech Utility = Logi_MwX.Exe
    Resume copy = copyfstq.exe /startup
    WinPatrol = "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe"
    PTBSync = C:\Program Files\PTBSync\PTBSync.exe /Start
    gcasServ = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    NVIDIA nTune = "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\\nTune.exe" clear
    (Default) =
    nod32kui = "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
    MessengerPlus3 = "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
    --------------------------------------------------
    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    NetRun (CzarSoft) = C:\Program Files\NetRun\NetRun.exe
    MessengerPlus3 = "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe" /WinStart
    SpybotSD TeaTimer = C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:
    SpywareGuard Download Protection - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2}
    (no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a}
    (no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\AdShield\AdShield\AdShield.dll - {7559B76E-0222-4d77-9499-CCE9EB4EDC2F}
    --------------------------------------------------
    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:
    Symantec NetDetect.job
    SyncBack backups.job
    UPS System Shutdown Program.job
    --------------------------------------------------
    Enumerating Download Program Files:
    [MalwareCleaner Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\WebCleaner.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/WebCleaner.cab
    [ActiveScan Installer Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\asinst.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    [{9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F}]
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38172.6508449074
    [ZoneIntro Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ZIntro.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    [HeartbeatCtl Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\CONFLICT.2\hrtbeat.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
    --------------------------------------------------
    Enumerating Winsock LSP files:
    Protocol #1: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    Protocol #2: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    Protocol #3: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    Protocol #4: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    Protocol #5: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    Protocol #33: imon.dll (file MISSING)
    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 6,639 bytes
    Report generated in 0.297 seconds
    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I would say disable sygate and see what it does then. I know sygate in the past gave me a lot of probs when starting up .. It would take about 2 minutes for it to start running ..

    Here is my startup list
    Not nearly as much as you :)
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe <--- kill
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\GHOSTS~2.EXE <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\Shavlik Technologies\HFNetChkPro4\4.1.0.0\HFNetChkProService.exe <--- kill
    C:\Program FIles\TraySaver\TraySaver.exe <--- kill
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\uphclean\uphclean.exe <-- kill
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe <-- kill
    C:\WINDOWS\StartupMonitor.exe <-- kill
    C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe <--- uninstall
    C:\Program Files\NetRun\NetRun.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\DialogMate\dlgmate.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\Dirkey2\dirkey.exe <--- kill
    C:\Program Files\WinKey\WinKey.exe <--- kill
    C:\WINDOWS\FreeShade.exe <-- kill
    C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe <--- kill and remove
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe <--- kill causes issues with some apps and nto really usefull


    You only need one disk defragementer - unintall diskeeper and speeddisk

    C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
    C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe


    you only need one anti-spyware app stop the others from auto-starting up but keep microsoft. Keep the others around on your system for if you ever want to run them

    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe

    Great app :D
    C:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\AdMunch.exe <-- WOOO! GO you!!

    I mentiond to kill the nod32 antivirus service just so that you can check whether aplpications speed up. I recommend you kill this first and see if you notice a difference. If you do reconfigure it so it doesnt scan files in realtime in the background.


    --------------------------------------------------
    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    CoolSwitch = C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe <--- remove
    Run StartupMonitor = StartupMonitor.exe <--- remove
    SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    SBAutoUpdate = "C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe" <--- remove
    Logitech Utility = Logi_MwX.Exe <--- remove
    Resume copy = copyfstq.exe /startup <--- remove
    WinPatrol = "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe" <-- remove
    PTBSync = C:\Program Files\PTBSync\PTBSync.exe /Start
    gcasServ = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    NVIDIA nTune = "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\\nTune.exe" clear <--- remove
    (Default) =
    nod32kui = "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
    MessengerPlus3 = "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe" <-- remove
    --------------------------------------------------
    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    NetRun (CzarSoft) = C:\Program Files\NetRun\NetRun.exe <-- remove
    MessengerPlus3 = "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe" /WinStart <--- remove
    SpybotSD TeaTimer = C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe <--- remove (reason above)
    --------------------------------------------------

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:
    SpywareGuard Download Protection - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2}
    (no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} <-- remove
    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} <-- remove
    (no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\AdShield\AdShield\AdShield.dll - {7559B76E-0222-4d77-9499-CCE9EB4EDC2F} <-- remove you have admuncher
    --------------------------------------------------


    --------------------------------------------------
    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:
    Symantec NetDetect.job <--- remove
    SyncBack backups.job <--- remove
    UPS System Shutdown Program.job
    --------------------------------------------------
     
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  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Okay if you kill and stop everytinth I' listed there you should have a nice, fast, responsive system without a ton of crap starting up ni the background; and you have a LOt of crap loading up in the background.

    You have several applications duplicting the same task competing for resources and probably conflicting with each other. You have some of the norton utilities so I assume you have the rest, these are notoriously unstable and buggy and should be removed as soon as possible.

    Multiple defragmentation services running may all be trying to defragment the disk at the same time which will serioulsy slow everything down.

    In general your system is in great need of a thorough spring clean. No offence intended but it doesnt look very well maintained from that list. I would suggest that you would possibly do better to format, reinstall xp and ONLY install applications you NEED. Avoiding things like Norton utlities, messenger plus, logitech drivers, etc that are just frivilous fluff known to cause issues.

    You may want to consider a different firewall/packet filter to symantec - I highly recoomand outpost pro from agnitium.

    I'd also recommedn Kaspersky Anvitrus over nod32 as it is far more likleyto catch and clean more viruses than nod32 ever will while consuming less resources and performing its job much faster - still keep real-time scan disabled.

    ALl in all these tips should give you back your screaming bullet of a PC :D
     
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  6. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    *gasp* you want me to kill *everything?* :eek: I will be nekid! teh spywares and virii will get me and make me incredibly slow...errr...hmm...ok on second thought maybe I'll kill a few things ;)

    I havent reformated since service pack 1. In fact I upgraded mobos with a windows repair...and my above startup items arent that bad...I use netrun which loads up another ten or so things when online...maybe then its bad.. ;)

    maybe its time...although I think I'll just buy another drive and start fresh on that...