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Old 03-12-2009, 09:53 AM
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Ginny Palmieri Ginny Palmieri is offline
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Hi - I had my dc7100 re-imaged in January. Since then, boot up consistently takes between 14 and 20 minutes every morning. The first applications I open are GroupWise Mail and Firefox. Occasionally, all goes well. That, however, is the rare exception. What happens most mornings is that when I attempt to open Firefox, something called the "discovery agent" hangs. And hangs.

A restart will fix this about half the time. A cold boot will fix it most of the time (but then I have to go through the 14-20 minute reboot again either way.) Even when it's working correctly, the machine is now considerably slower than it was prior to the reimaging, especially when opening applications or switching between them.

So, I guess my questions are: is this an indication something didn't load properly during the re-imaging? Is this something related to running a computer this old on some of the newer network settings? Should I try to re-image it again or should I put in for an upgrade?

Thanks for any insights.

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:03 PM
Sarah G. Davie
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i do not have a drew computer, but my computer had the same problems and i took it to the geek squad and they said start up takes so long because i had a bunch of applications that automatically started with the computer, like AIM, and that made the startup slower because the computer had to load all of the other applications as well as the standard ones.

hope this helps a little
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