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    I've been experiencing very slow start up for a few months. I read the suggestion of start-run-msconfig... but receive a message, "cannot find the file "msconfig" or one of it's components make sure the path and file name are correct and that all required libraries are available."
    I'm running windows 2000 and have AVG, McAfee,Spybot, Ccleaner programs as well as Zone Alarm for my firewall. Thanks!

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    bordeaux52:

    The reason you can't find "msconfig" is because it is not part of Win 2000.
    It is a Win 98 and Win XP program.

    However just doing a quick google search, this site appears to be able to install it for you:

    http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

    Here is the google web page for other suggestions on how to install msconfig:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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    I recommend that you use Startup Control Panel to manage starting programs. Please see the link below.

    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    Comptia A+ and Network + Certified. Microsoft MCP in Windows 2000 Pro. Server, Advanced Server and Data Center Sever.

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    Unwanted startup applications are not always the cause.
    Often an essential file may have been moved and Windows has to search for it before it can continue the boot sequence. Often it turns out to be a sound file.
    Another biggy is having too many fonts installed. Any amount over 300 will slow a sytem from bootup to running applications. Get a font manager and keep only the XP default fonts installed. A decent font manager allows you to temporarily or permanatly install a font when required.
    Another cause is a messy registry, particularly one with loads of redundant entries. A good registry cleaner would help.
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