Another question about slow boot ups

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SpandexPants, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. SpandexPants

    SpandexPants Guest


    Ive recently installed XP Pro, and it takes around 3:30 minutes to boot up. Ive looked up all the other posts in this forum about the problem but none have helped me.

    What happens is, it gets to the XP loading screen, and the scrolling bar pauses about every 30 seconds and after about 3:20 minutes the lights light up on my usb modem, USB MIDI interface and scsi burner, and my CD rom drive starts spinning then it boots up.

    My system is

    AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
    Asus A7M 266 Motherboard
    512 MB Crucial Technology P133 SDRAM
    30 GB IMB Deskstar hard drive
    Asus 7700 series Geforce 2 GTS
    Creative Labs soundblaster Live Platinum
    Adaptec SCSI card (forgot which model no)
    Yamaha CRW 8824 burner (SCSI)
    Asus 50speed CR ROM
    Acatel Speedtouch ADSL modem (USB)
    Steinberg MIDEX 8 MIDI interface (UBS)

    I tried BootVis but that didnt speed up the boot time either.

    So if anyone can help ill be extremely grateful,

    Thanks in advance!!!!
  2. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    its prolly the modem slowing it up. XP booting doesnt like NIC cards to much. Its a slow process. The only thing I can recommend is ensure that the WORKSTATION service is disabled. This helped me some. Hope this helps!

  3. SpandexPants

    SpandexPants Guest

    Thanks for the help, but i tried it and it didnt work :(

    Guess ill just have to live with it,

  4. silent_bob

    silent_bob Guest

    Im suffering from a similar problem so im gonna try changing my computer from being a 'workstation' to a 'server' (which it is in reality cos its got 2 NICs in it) but i cant for the life of me figure out where the option to do this is!!

    Could someone tell me where t find the option to change my comp from a 'workstation' to a 'server'