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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 06:02:21 pm »
Hi Mark,
Sorry I am so late, my computer won't connect to the internet and I had to pick this windoze machine from my grandson.
As I said, I can't get an Internet connection, it has a new tray icon and when I left click on it it says ' Connected to MyAdhocNetwork at ??% (IP:169.254.12.10). As you will know I tried to get a connection but failed Is it salvageable ?
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 09:00:23 pm »
Left click the wireless icon then just click the Disconnect button under the MyAdhocNetwork and then click on the network you want to connect to (your router)

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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 09:13:33 pm »
Hi SeZo,
After a while the page stops and at the bottom where the VM name is it says 'Connection Failed:Bad password'

EDIT I have entered the passphrase from the bottom of the router and it is working now. Thanks SeZo.
I switched off and and when I switched the computer back on it only took some 30 seconds to boot to the login screen, and here I am. lol
« Last Edit: August 22, 2016, 09:23:55 pm by donwatson »
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 12:44:53 am »
Sorry I couldn't come back to this until now.

Don, are you saying WiCD has improved your boot speed significantly ?
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 02:45:24 pm »
Hi Mark,
When I saw this I shut down the computer and went to fetch the stopwatch. I booted up again and it still took around 45 seconds, so no change really.
However when I got back with the watch the computer was still 'shutting down' and was another 30 seconds doing that. Has my computer got a life of its own ? ;)
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 03:39:21 pm »
Have you set up any network shares by any chance ?

I thought you said the boot was down to 30seconds .. or did I misundertand ?
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2016, 05:34:00 pm »
Yes when I booted yesterday it was down to 30 seconds, but today it is 45 seconds.
I don't know about network shares ?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 12:26:22 pm by donwatson »
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Re: computer start up slow
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 08:46:22 am »
Hi Mark,
I have been busy the past few days but I have noticed that startup is almost instantaneous  ;)
I will keep an eye on it but it was so unexpected that it didn't register the first few times.
I will mark this solved when I remember to check it out. ;D
EDIT The machine now boots in 6 seconds  ;D ;D :D
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Re: computer start up slow (Solved)
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2016, 12:54:23 pm »
Just spotted your edit .. that's great news Don :)
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