VERY slow boot


OSNN Senior Addict
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


The Analog Kid
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.


Debiant by way of Ubuntu
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.


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.


OSNN Senior Addict
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.


Real Name No Gimmicks

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...



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