Starting XP takes 2 minutes...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Loi le Beau, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. Loi le Beau

    Loi le Beau Guest

    hi,
    when i turn on my pc, it takes 2 minutes to see the xp desktop..
    my OS in second partition and this partition is 20gb.. i used bootvis.. i looked up to the start up... nothing's changed..
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if this does anything>

    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. Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'.
    2. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service, disable it, apply the changes & reboot.
     
  3. Loi le Beau

    Loi le Beau Guest

    ram is written madmatt..
     
  4. Loi le Beau

    Loi le Beau Guest

    i did it hipster... nothings changed.. still same..
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you don't need it try turning off the 'workstation'. Administartive Tools/Computer management/Services & applications/services. Get to it throught the control panel or start menu.
     
  6. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    i have the same problem, except not 2 minutes but it does hang for a good 10-15 seconds showing just my desktop wallpaper, but no icons or start menu.

    what is this service that u said to disable? does it serve any other purpose? also, do u have a link to that patch so i can try it myself? thanks
     
  7. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    just curious.... are these problems on very old installations of XP, or recent installations?
     
  8. HMM< i had same problems with NEW INSTALLATIONS, but i gathered it was an WINXP activation bug, because it no longer happens when i format and reinstall!
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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  10. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    this happens on my old machine, which has had xp for about 8 months, with the sp1 patch, as well as my brand new machine, with SP1 slipstreamed into the Cd before i installed it.

    i have the issue on both machines.
     
  11. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    yeah i used bootvis and it ate my MBR and corrupted my boot.ini file. had to go into recovery console just to be able to boot.

    i think it was a fluke, because i re-ran it and it was fine. my machine does boot faster, however it loads my desktop wallpaper, and site for about 10 seconds before i see anything. this is a brand new 2.4 P4, not some old machine
     
  12. Try pressing start. It works for me. Also, make sure that none of the buttons are pushed down.
     
  13. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    pressing start? I'm not sure what u mean, i dont have a start button on my keyboard, and as i said before, i cant see the start menu on my screen during this time.
     
  14. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    ERm.... how bout when u load into the desktop?? does it slow down a lot?? if so....

    do u recently install any new software?? or updated any new driver?? bcoz i had one pc that takes 2 ~ 3 minutes to boot up due to incompatible software and driver. it really takes time to detect the prob tou......
     
  15. I meant by pressing the space bar. If it slows down, and I press it, within 3 seconds I'm going to my desktop.
     
  16. Loi le Beau

    Loi le Beau Guest

    nothing's chaged dudes.. can it be related to its ram? i have 1024 rd in 15gb hdd? is 15gb too small partition for 1024RD ram?
     
  17. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That shouldn't be a problem. Go to start/run/msconfig & see what is starting up at startup. Post a jpg if it is confusing.

    Why have you got your OS in the second partition? That could be the problem.
     
  18. Glaanieboy

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    I might have a solution. The same thing (slow startup, while the computer seemed to do nothing) happened to me. What I found, that is was my networkcard. I have a cablemodem attached to it. You have to give your 'Local Area Connection' a static IP-address, like 168.100.0.1. To do this, you must rightclick 'Local Area Connection' in the network folder in Control Panel and choose properties. Click on TCP/IP and click in properties again. From here apply a static IP-address like stated above. After you filled it in, press Tab on your keyboard to let WIndows fill in the Subnetmask. Click OK and OK again and restart your computer.

    Warning! The above solution mustn't be applied when your are on a network. Use this only when using Cable or DSL-internet.