Just A Question

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by cripster, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. cripster

    cripster Guest

    Could any one tell me if there is a fix for this problem:

    I have XP Home, 128 meg ram 40gig hdd

    apart from buying more ram.

    when i bootup at the start of the day it takes well over 5 minutes from the time i press the power button till i can use my comp, i only have about 5 gig of free space, I have done a defragi will buy more ram soon, but i only get a small amount of sparecash as i'm on a benifit :) .

    So i was wondering if anyone would know the answer to my Question,

    If you need more info please email me cripster@xtra.co.nz


  2. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    Have a look in msconfig (Start > Run > msconfig) and see if there is anything starting up that shouldn't be. Also check the event viewer.
  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    use bootvis.
  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Buy more RAM. I know you didnt want to hear that, but anything less than 256 (512 prefered) and XP won't run well.
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Give this a go too>

    Correcting System Hang at Startup

    If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but
    it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:

    1. Go to the control panel/admin tools/.
    2. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service, disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

    Also if not on a network disable 'workstation' at the same place as above.