Windows Takes Ages To Load. Please Help..??

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  1. zeeshan_04

    zeeshan_04 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Again I m faced with a problem.

    When I start windows xp, it takes ages to start.

    For 2-3 minutes, it stops at the "WINDOWS IS STARTING UP" screen and then it askes for the password
    and then only it starts.

    Previously this problem was not there.

    It started today only.

    PLease help guys.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    disable DEP (if enabled)
    disable ur AV (if u can access ur PC from safe mode)
    disable unwanted start-up apps (from safe mode)

    if not work then try to restore (if system restore enabled in ur system) to a point before this problem started...
     
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    ya I think some prog is checking ur memory before boot so edit msconfig & gpedit.msc
    and plase before of all that do
    1: Virus checking
    2: Ad ware checking
    3: Scandisk
    4 DeFrag disk
    U'll not ony get ur prob solved but get a boost also

    and no need of thanx:)lol:) please
     
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    This problem genrally occures when windows looks around for drivers. Open the hardware manager and see if there are any "?' there reinstall the drivers also having a static page file on a non C drive helps
     
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    this happened to me once when i had winxp and win98 installed on the same pc. when i removed win98, it became fine. i dont know y it happened tho.
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    Check ur 'Prefetch' folder (usually C:\Windows\Prefetch\). Is it empty ? Or, did u install SP2 ? Service pack installation usually clears all files in th Prefetch folder, resulting in a slower boot-up (happened to me many times). Also, r u on a network ? Maybe th option 'Wait for network at startup' is enabled in Group Policy.
     
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    RAM PROBLEM DEAR
    add 256MB more and thats all
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    It ain't no RAM problem, dear vysakh ;) I hv only 128 MB RAM, and my XP used to boot after just 4 scrolls (in less than a minute) before I installed SP2. It's just a matter of getting th software configuration right ;)
     
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    The MS Freeware Bootvis has an option to speed up boot process and it also has an option to show in a graph form the programs/drivers/dlls loading during the boot process and the time taken for each.
     
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    From where can I get MS Freeware Bootvis
     
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    Get BOOTVIS version 1.3.37.0 or later. Do a Google search.
     
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    BOOTVIS has a strange quirk - if it completes the optimizing process in XP in less than about a minute or so then it does not make any major difference to the boot process - but at times for no apparent reason BOOTVIS will take upto 20 minutes for this same optimizing process and after this long process the BOOT times shorten considerably. I dont have the faintest idea what make the difference to BOOTVIS's optimising or not optimising the settings !!! Dont forget it is an Uncle Bills program. :D
     
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