WinXp searching for Internet Connection delaying start-up?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by puzzleface, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. puzzleface

    puzzleface Guest

    I use Southwestern Bell's DSL service. The way I had to get WINXP to work with the DSL Hardware was to create a sort-of virtual dial-up connection. You double click the short cut to the dialer and then it opens a connection to the DSL line...verifies the password and then you are online and running.

    I have noticed that since I started using SBC's DSL service that my boot-up times are taking so long. The desktop will come into view and then the hourglass will be on there for a good 60 seconds before you can double click the connect to DSL icon. Is the reason that it is taking so long to boot up is that it is trying to see if there is a valid connection to the internet? Any ideas on how I can fix this problem?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    G'day puzzleface. :) See if any of these two thing do 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.

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

    puzzleface Guest


    Thank you very much. That solved the problem.