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Old 03-03-18, 21:22
TheClash TheClash is offline
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Lightbulb The egg-timer

Can someone tell me why my PC is starting up sometimes with egg-timer symbol on desktop. This stops me from working. If I run an app like word also egg timer runs yet does not seem to do so if internet is accessed.

how do i track down the case of this egg timer?
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Old 03-03-18, 22:10
Cantrel Cantrel is offline
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Default Re: The egg-timer

If it doesn't happen in Safe Mode w/o Networking, then I'd perform a clean boot to see if that also stops it and then you would need to enable items one at a time until you got it back after each reboot.

In msconfig under the Services tab, ensure you check the box to Hide all Microsoft services before you hit Disable all.
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Old 04-03-18, 08:44
mikec1 mikec1 is offline
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Default Re: The egg-timer

Mine does that too, but in my case it's because Avast is running a root scan which takes 30-40 seconds. Other AV's could do it too?
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