VERY slow boot

forcer

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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
 

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#3
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.
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#4
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.
 
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Lee

Guest
#6
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.
 

forcer

OSNN Senior Addict
#7
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.
 

Lukas

Real Name No Gimmicks
#14
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
 

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