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Why does Windows take so long to load up My Computer?

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Anyone know what the deal with this is? Everytime I click on My Computer, it waves that flashlight at a blank screen for at least a minute, maybe two. It's not that I'm fragmented, because I just fragmented. Any idea what this problem is?
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post #2 of 6
Hopefully you defragmente...

It can be a few reasons - normally USB related.

There is also a service that sometimes causes this...

Edit:
Aha, found this:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=819017
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THANK YOU! See, I am convinced that there is a USB conspiracy with My Computer - sometimes, Windows won't load up with a USB device connected. Not just that, but sometimes it won't even post.

Seriously what's the deal with that? This never used to happen...
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post #4 of 6
Try changing how they are hooked up.
Sometimes, just adding a USB hub will help (move peripherals like printers, etc to it) - but I have also seen it make it worse

Edit:
And make sure you do not have Removable Devices set as a boot option in your BIOS
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Then you wont have a floppy drive, thats what the removable device is, well atleast on mine it is
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I haven't booted to a floppy in 3 years
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