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gregorys

SLOW XP LOAD

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When i boot a machine xp loads then i get to the blue screen of "windows is loading" is takes a good 5 mintues to load

This machine is a powerful machine, so being underpowered in the not problem

i ran dell memory check everything seemed fine

booted with safe mode and did the same thing (take forever to load)

any suggestions?

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When i boot a machine xp loads then i get to the blue screen of "windows is loading" is takes a good 5 mintues to load

This machine is a powerful machine, so being underpowered in the not problem

i ran dell memory check everything seemed fine

booted with safe mode and did the same thing (take forever to load)

any suggestions?

Could be a number of things...

Is this computer a member of a domain or is it a stand-alone workstation?

Are there group policy settings (local or domain) that need to be applied on startup?

Are any startup scripts assigned to the computer?

An answer of yes to any of these questions (as well as other things, possibly) can definately have an effect on the time it takes to get from the Windows XP splash screen to the logon screen.

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Thanks for the reply.

The computer is a stand alone.

If you have any other suggestions please let me know im banging my head on the desk

no polices are being applied either..

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well normall slowness is because of a couple things, as I dont know your level of expertise I dont want to insult you as I'm no expert either.

I'll post some helpful hints for all around faster acces

if you have files on your desktop other than shortcuts it takes time to load this, like if you have a folder just move that folder somewhere else and create a shortcut on the desktop for quick access.

Also defrag all your hard drives and do disk cleanup,

possibly run a spyware cleaner

you can go to my computer, click "tools">"folder options">"veiw"> uncheck "automatically search for network folders and printers"

go to start>run and type msconfig, click the "startup"tab and these are all the programs that will start when windows starts, most programs when installed like to set themselves for automatic startup with windows, uncheck most of them except for antivirus/firewall and others you need/want to run. All the progs will run normally just wont hog up resources while booting.

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Have you checked to see if you have any bad sectors on your hard drive. In my experiences if safe mode takes a long time to load also you are looking at a hardware issue, usually hard drive.

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All usefull hints, but some things are overseen

1. Disable any hardware in device manager you don't use

2. Boot with tracing and watch the file where it is slowdown

3. Try the good old bootvis

Bad sectors where reallocated and this jopb won't last 5 minutes each time?

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