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.
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
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......
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 22.214.171.124. 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.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS