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Unread 29-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
Jalal
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Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop Setup

Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!

Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
Setting).

On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
re-arranged automatically!!!

Thanks in advance.....

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Unread 29-02-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
Malke
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop Setup

Jalal wrote:

> Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
> under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!
>
> Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
> Setting).
>
> On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
> Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
> re-arranged automatically!!!
>


What changed between the time things worked and the time they didn't?
Possibly you had a network resource mapped that no longer exists and it is
timing out?

If this is a sudden change but you can't figure out what it is, you might
try a System Restore to when things were working. System Restore is best
used to reverse changes only a few days old.

Malke
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Unread 29-02-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop Setup

uncheck the AUTO arrange for desktop icons.

delete the contents of the PREFETCH folder, just the contents not the folder and see if it helps the start up time.

the system will begin to rebuild it on reboot.
it is none destructive.




mikeyhsd@sprintpcs.com



"Jalal" <Jalal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7ECFBB59-37C6-437D-BA14-EE5D88AB7466@microsoft.com...
Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!

Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
Setting).

On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
re-arranged automatically!!!

Thanks in advance.....
 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
Jalal
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop S

Malke,

All what I know is that if the Laptop connected to the Network at work and I
Log In, this is not happening but if I Log In and the Laptop not connected to
the Laptop, this is happening. But still sometimes I am not connected and it
is not happening!!!


"Malke" wrote:

> Jalal wrote:
>
> > Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
> > under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!
> >
> > Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
> > Setting).
> >
> > On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
> > Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
> > re-arranged automatically!!!
> >

>
> What changed between the time things worked and the time they didn't?
> Possibly you had a network resource mapped that no longer exists and it is
> timing out?
>
> If this is a sudden change but you can't figure out what it is, you might
> try a System Restore to when things were working. System Restore is best
> used to reverse changes only a few days old.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> Don't Panic!
>

 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
Jalal
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop S

Mikeyhsd,

The (Auto arrange) is unchecked.

Can you please advise what is the PREFETCH folder and where can I find it?



"mikeyhsd" wrote:

> uncheck the AUTO arrange for desktop icons.
>
> delete the contents of the PREFETCH folder, just the contents not the folder and see if it helps the start up time.
>
> the system will begin to rebuild it on reboot.
> it is none destructive.
>
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sprintpcs.com
>
>
>
> "Jalal" <Jalal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7ECFBB59-37C6-437D-BA14-EE5D88AB7466@microsoft.com...
> Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
> under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!
>
> Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
> Setting).
>
> On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
> Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
> re-arranged automatically!!!
>
> Thanks in advance....

 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
Malke
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop S

Jalal wrote:

> Malke,
>
> All what I know is that if the Laptop connected to the Network at work and
> I Log In, this is not happening but if I Log In and the Laptop not
> connected to the Laptop, this is happening. But still sometimes I am not
> connected and it is not happening!!!


It sounds like you have a laptop that is a member of a domain at work and
the issue is that the machine is timing out when not connected to the DNS
server on the domain. If this is correct, speak to your systems
administrator about how they want you to use the laptop outside of work.

The same advice goes for the icons on the Desktop. If you can't change
things and this machine is a domain member, domain Group Policy may be
preventing you.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!
 
Unread 01-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #7
mikeyhsd
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Re: Long time during Log In (Appling Computer Setting) & Desktop S

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it is a sub folder under windows.



mikeyhsd@sprintpcs.com



"Jalal" <Jalal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:698CBDBA-6BCB-46EF-A293-BF22DD6465A0@microsoft.com...
Mikeyhsd,

The (Auto arrange) is unchecked.

Can you please advise what is the PREFETCH folder and where can I find it?



"mikeyhsd" wrote:

> uncheck the AUTO arrange for desktop icons.
>
> delete the contents of the PREFETCH folder, just the contents not the folder and see if it helps the start up time.
>
> the system will begin to rebuild it on reboot.
> it is none destructive.
>
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sprintpcs.com
>
>
>
> "Jalal" <Jalal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7ECFBB59-37C6-437D-BA14-EE5D88AB7466@microsoft.com...
> Would like to know the reason for taking long time during Windows Log In
> under (Appling Computer Setting)? It takes around 2-3 minutes!!!
>
> Before it was very fast and only what I can see is (Appling your Personal
> Setting).
>
> On the other hand, still I am searching for a solution to Save the Desktop
> Icons Setup, as every time I arrange them, next day at same time they
> re-arranged automatically!!!
>
> Thanks in advance....


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