6 minutes to Boot XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GreatgCA, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. GreatgCA

    GreatgCA Guest

    It takes my computer 6 minutes to boot up! How can I do a controlled boot to see what is being loaded?
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    Is this a fresh install?
  3. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Here u go

    nice little guide that will help u

    Boot up

  4. slb33

    slb33 Guest

    Man that's slow!

    Probably a good little program iceman is telling you to use!

    Should tell you what is slowing it up!
  5. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    Damn!! 6 minutes. how fast is your computer man
  6. frothymilkshake

    frothymilkshake OSNN Addict

    6 minutes is ridiculous
  7. allan

    allan Guest

    Run msconfig and do a selective startup. Then add items back one at a time until you find the culprit.

    Also, if you are not on a network you can disable the workstation service.

    Last, you should download and run BootVis.
  8. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

    try running your TaskManager or RegCleaner if you have it. See what programs are loading on startup. There are some tweaks you can do in your TaskManager that will start up your XP Pro alot quicker. I'm also running XP Pro and I'm on in about 60 seconds running an intel celeron 500 (stop laughing, it hurts my feelings.) I actually can run MS2k2 and RTCW with my Voodoo 5 no problem)
  9. When was the last time you scandisk and defrag? If you've been doing that you can use the xp repair console. Go into you bios and set it to boot from cdrom; put in your xp cd, select the repair option/recovery console to get there.
  10. do you boot with dual os's? you can use tweakui for xp to set the time between os selection shorter
  11. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

  12. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

    Calgary, Alberta
    it could also be your hard drive. when my HD began to fail it took around 15 minutes to boot :)

    it was filthy. but a replacement hd straightened that out nicely.
  13. Lighthater

    Lighthater Guest

    I had the very same problem on my 1800+ system. I tried deleting my profile, running Bootvis, defragging, scandisk, repairing (which helped a little, but it was still VERY slow), everything! My final fix was a reload. Everything is fine now. If anyone has any insight on this, I would love to know why it happens and a better way to fix it.
  14. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

    Washington DC
    check the jumper settings on your hard drive.
    I had a similar problem when I removed a second drive and forgot to reset my jumper from Master to Cable select.
  15. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    If it takes a lot of time to login at startup, you should get this small utility from www.sysinternals.com ... its called CONTIG and its a command line defragmenter.
    Open command prompt, navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME] where [USERNAME] corresponds to your login name. Then run contig on ntuser.*
    That should speed up login time considerably.

    Good luck! :)
  16. XPos

    XPos OSNN Addict

    FoSsiL: Nice Sig. Are you a member of the RX-7 forum?

    This sounds more like a driver conflict with your network card. Try reinstalling the NIC drivers.

    I just reread the topic. Do you have a network card installed?
  17. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    nope! im not a member there, but it is a nice looking pic.:D