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johcar
02-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Any ideas where I could start looking?

Done a Hijackthis online analysis - all clear. AV all up to date. Spybot run - all clear.

I have disabled a number of "unnecessary" apps in startup using MSCONFIG, but it still takes nearly 10 minutes to fire up the machine (Vista Ultimate - 32bit - with 4GB RAM and a Duo T9400 CPU).

Then when the laptop is running, many apps take an inordinate amount of time to fire up. Once the app is open, there is no apparent performance hit, app runs normally.

It's amost like UAC is doing it's check in the background...

Task Manager, Performance tab showing no unusual activity - well within tolerances - hardly gets above 50%...

Symptoms started appearing a week or two ago, but I can't pinpoint a specific date to try to restore to.

UAC is turned off. Windows updates up to date...

Before this issue appeared, boot up was superfast and apps opened almost before you clicked on their shortcut!!

Laptop links to a wireless network at home (or wherever I happen to be, if there's one available).

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2009, 12:16 AM
Any of the programs installed using indexing?? If they are, disable it

johcar
02-02-2009, 12:20 AM
Where will I find out that Speedy?

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2009, 12:33 AM
I have no idea. I dont use Vista. If its like XP right mouse on the hdd (or partitions / properties).

And if programs like Google toolbar, and Nero are installed, I think these also uses indexing , its probably in their options somewhere

Post a HJT log, so we can see whats in startup (you'll probably have to tick what you unticked in msconfig first)

johcar
02-02-2009, 12:44 AM
Hm. Reading symiggy's post on a similar issue, I have similar symptoms (haven't tried replicating his User Account problem though). I will turn of Google Desktop indexing and disable and see if that makes a difference... I will be surprised if it does - it's been installed since I got the machine in November, and the problem has only appeared recently...

johcar
02-02-2009, 12:57 AM
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:52:33 a.m., on 2/02/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
C:\Garmin\gStart.exe
C:\Users\John Carter\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe
C:\Program Files\palmOne\Hotsync.exe
C:\ProgramData\U3\U3Launcher\LaunchU3.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\PSDrt.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\mantispm.ex e
C:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\SpTna.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\JGsoft\EditPadPro6\EditPadPro.exe
C:\Program Files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Exploder
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\sw g.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Snagit - {8FF5E183-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitIEAddin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2Go_Menu] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu. exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HControlUser] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATKOSD2] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IFXSPMGT] C:\Windows\system32\ifxspmgt.exe /NotifyLogon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSQLLauncher] "C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\launcher.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATKMEDIA] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Screen Saver Protector] C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [gStart] C:\Garmin\gStart.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\John Carter\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e" /c
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Google Calendar Sync.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\palmOne\Hotsync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: LaunchU3.exe.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Picture in &Microsoft PhotoDraw - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\1033\phdintl.dll/phdContext.htm
O9 - Extra button: Bonjour - {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424} - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\ExplorerPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Windows DreamScene - {E31004D1-A431-41B8-826F-E902F9D95C81} - C:\Windows\System32\DreamScene.dll
O23 - Service: Clock Adjuster (Adjuster) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Chronograph\adjust.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ASLDR Service (ASLDRService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
O23 - Service: ATKGFNEX Service (ATKGFNEXSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506 (GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Security Platform Management Service (IFXSpMgtSrv) - Infineon Technologies AG - C:\Windows\system32\ifxspmgt.exe
O23 - Service: Trusted Platform Core Service (IFXTCS) - Infineon Technologies AG - C:\Windows\system32\ifxtcs.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Personal Secure Drive Service (PersonalSecureDriveService) - Infineon Technologies AG - C:\Windows\system32\IfxPsdSv.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: spmgr - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ASUS\NB Probe\SPM\spmgr.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

--
End of file - 10249 bytes

johcar
02-02-2009, 09:28 AM
Disabling Google Desktop indexing made no diferrence.... It took 10 minutes to open Firefox 3 just now - and I have automatic update check switched off in FF!!!

pctek
02-02-2009, 09:40 AM
Well look at all this crap running on startup.
You really don't need them in the background.
Launch when you use them.


C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe


C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe

C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
C:\Garmin\gStart.exe
C:\Users\John Carter\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe

C:\ProgramData\U3\U3Launcher\LaunchU3.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe

C:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\PSDrt.exe


C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\mantispm.ex e
C:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\SpTna.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE

C:\Program Files\JGsoft\EditPadPro6\EditPadPro.exe
C:\Program Files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe


R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Exploder
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitBHO.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\sw g.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Snagit - {8FF5E183-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitIEAddin.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2Go_Menu] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu. exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HControlUser] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IFXSPMGT] C:\Windows\system32\ifxspmgt.exe /NotifyLogon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSQLLauncher] "C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\launcher.exe" /startup


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Screen Saver Protector] C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\John Carter\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e" /c
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Google Calendar Sync.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google\Google Calendar Sync\GoogleCalendarSync.exe

O4 - Global Startup: LaunchU3.exe.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL

O23 - Service: Clock Adjuster (Adjuster) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Chronograph\adjust.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ASLDR Service (ASLDRService) - Unknown owner -
O23 - Service: ATKGFNEX Service (ATKGFNEXSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506 (GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Security Platform Management Service (IFXSpMgtSrv) - Infineon Technologies AG - C:\Windows\system32\ifxspmgt.exe
O23 - Service: Trusted Platform Core Service (IFXTCS) - Infineon Technologies AG - C:\Windows\system32\ifxtcs.exe

O23 - Service: spmgr - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ASUS\NB Probe\SPM\spmgr.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe


And Tweak it: http://www.winvistaclub.com/uwtf.html

johcar
02-02-2009, 10:21 AM
taskeng.exe here (http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tasklist.php?File=Taskeng)

Dwm.exe runs Aero

SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe means the webcam can log me in

ALU.exe - now disabled

Looking at CLMLSvc.exe...

HControlUser.exe is what runs the function keys on the laptop

DMedia.exe - the jury seems to be out (http://www.winvistatips.com/what-is-dmedia.exe-file.php) on whether this is required or not

U3Launcher enables autorun when I plug in a U3 drive..

.... the thing is all of these programs have be installed and running happily together with no adverse affects for some time. So there must be something else that is conflicting that is causing the problem.

There appears to be no excess usage of CPU or RAM when these issues (slow start PC/apps) are occurring. Usually sits around 10%.

This suggests to me that there is a corrupt file somewhere.

I just need to know where to start looking...

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Well you can tick these then tick fix checked.

Or delete them in ccleaner under tools/startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\John Carter\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e" /c

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Screen Saver Protector] C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe

And these

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O23 - Service: ASLDR Service (ASLDRService) - Unknown owner -

It could be alcohol thats screwing things up

johcar
02-02-2009, 10:51 AM
Cheers Speedy - I'll give those a try.

Alcohol has been installed since day one also and I have it set so that it doesn't reload the previously mounted image on restart of the machine, but you never know....

johcar
02-02-2009, 11:25 AM
Great Speedy - seems to have sorted it.

I just ticked the Google Updater (which didn't appear to work particularly well anyway) and the Gopher Prefix (whatever that is!) items and things appear to have gone back pretty much to normal.

Thanks for your help (yet again)!!!

Speedy Gonzales
02-02-2009, 11:40 AM
Cool, good to hear one of them fixed it !

wainuitech
02-02-2009, 12:51 PM
One other tool that Vista has is right at your fingertips - click the start orb, type in performance when Performance information and Tools appears, click it, on the left click Advanced tools, Then click on This as Shown (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/performance.jpg) and it will tell you exactly what the problem is.

Vista has a truck load of features that most people have no idea they are there.

johcar
02-02-2009, 01:29 PM
Cheers wainuitech - that makes for interesting reading too. I still have four items listed there that I need to deal with, two of which relate to an NVidia driver causing problems with resuming from sleep or going into hibernation. I assume I can just update my video driver and this will fix the problem (I ask because I know my old Tosh would not let me update my video driver - it had a specifically-written-for-Toshiba driver...)

wainuitech
02-02-2009, 07:31 PM
If you upgrade the nVidia drivers make sure you do two things -
Make A restore point BEFORE you try to do the upgrade
Get the drivers from nVidia's site, dont try through windows update, as it will more than likely make thing worse.


The error on mine ( as shown) was nod32 taking 20.3 seconds to load this morning - But the whole system loads fast enough - so unless its referring to updating, which I have Nod set to do on every startup.

( Trade Secret ) :lol: if you want to exactly know whats causing problems, in the search box, when you type in Performance, select the other one, "Reliability and performance" - on the left look for Reliability Monitor" if you look at the graph, you will see X's, thats failure someplace, click it then expand out the lists below and it will give you all the information on "whats going on" ( or not as the case may be) Example (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Example1233556170.jpg)