XP Stalls after boot for a couple of minutes???

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pcostanz

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After booting and entering XP, I can't do anything for a couple of minutes. The mouse arrow is fine on the desktop, but the second I go to the taskbar or starmenu, the mouse pointer turns to an hourglass and I can't do anything for about 2-3 minutes. XP just sits there, hardly any HD action. Any ideas on what this is?

My system

t-bird 1.4ghz @266fsb
K7S5A motherboard
40GB western digital in 2-20gb partitions running FAT32
512 MB of micron PC2100 (I think it's micron).
Asus v6600 Deluxe Geforce (nvidia 23.11 drivers)
SBLive 5.1 audio (xp default drivers)
Studio PCTV capture card
built - in lan
printer/scanner etc...
 
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zman

Guest
it is usually a driver which causes this problem

the best thing to do is read and follow the

Windows XP boot tweak Guide

As that program will actually show the problem in the graphs

How many things do you have starting with Boot ? thats worth checking too

follow that guide and you should fix your problem
 
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existenz

Guest
I get that problem too. But it has to do with my DSL modem.

I just keep it turned off til everything loads, before i turn it off.

It's better than waiting 2 or 3 minutes...
 

phishhead

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just a thought you guys try that utility bootvis...my pc booted up in 140 secs now after optimizing it boots up in 38 secs...I use dial up so not sure if the dsl modem will still give you a pause
 
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Edwin

Guest
Try to disable the system restore mode. You'll find this under my computer -> properties -> system restore. System restore does not always act as it should so disabling it won't harm! The pause after startup should be gone now. Good luck!;)
 
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DarkSiege

Guest
Edwin is there a way to stop the stall if i want system restore to still be on?
 
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Edwin

Guest
What you'd want is to turn it off on a per drive base. Thing is you can't disable it on the boot drive wthout disabling it for all drives. So were stuck with making a ghost image from time to time but keeping performance max...
 

phishhead

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also if you go into network connections and disable all connections except tcp/ip and the pc won't look for any other network connections thus starting quicker.
 

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