VERY slow boot

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by forcer, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    when i boot my computer it goes ok until the xp loading screen... it stays there with that small loading bar anything up to around 3 minutes, i have no idea why its doing this, are there any programs or ways in windows i can find out exactly whats taking place when it loads to see if i can find my problem.

    any help appreciated
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    tried defragging hard drive? and/or running chkdsk
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    1) download and run bootvis

    2) when in windows go to run>msconfig and see if there's anything wierd starting up.

    3) Longshot, but I've seen this happen with older version 5 of CD Creator when DirectCD isn't updated correctly.
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Maybe also check device manager - are there any device issues that you know of? My thinking is that maybe it is trying to resolve a device issue and has to reach a timeout value before it can proceed.
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    if the pc is on a home/business network then you will need to assign a fixed ip
     
  6. Lee

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    maybe you have a nasty corrupted driver. I had this kind of problem with intel application accelerator. Maybe I hope not your HD is on it's way to meet it's maker.
     
  7. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i'm not on a network
    all my devices are fine }
    all my drivers are fine } as everything works great once actually in windows
    i dont use those CD progs
    and i dont think i can actually check my boot from msconfig.. i am talking about the actual XP loading screen in DOS where it has the 3 little blocks scrolling it does this for a very long time.. not the actual starting up of explorer, msnmsg, sndvol... and all the other apps that load to run windows.
     
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    do you have a network card installed tho ?
     
  9. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    as i said, run bootvis, it *should* show you where it's hanging
     
  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    disable the network card and see if it still hangs, and yeh bootviz it, see whats hanging :)
     
  12. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    anyone got a link to bootvis i tried to search google butit wont let me on
     
  13. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  14. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Start MSCONFIG,

    and on the BOOT.INI page, check the option /SOS
    It will give you a listing (something like a Linux box booting - but that of Linux is much nicer) of what is being started up. You can see there whats causing the delay...


    Greetz


    Lukas