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  1. ex_reven New Member

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    My computer takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds to get into windows.
    It takes another minute and a half to stop lagging enough so that i can run applications
    eg - firefox/msn/wmp

    Startup list has:
    Adobe Gamma Loader
    D-Link REG Utility
    DWL-G520M Wireless 108G MIMO PCI Adapter Utility
    Microsoft Office
    Wireless Configuration Utility
    ATICCC
    Zone Labs Client
    Soundmax

    Specs: E6400 @3ghz
    2gb 800mhz DDR2
    320GB SATA II Hard drive
    Asus P5B Deluxe
     
  2. SK-1

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    Adobe,Microsoft Office and Zone all are start-up laggers.
    Did you ever try Kerio for your firewall?
    Did you check your startup list by doing the MSCONFIG in run?
    Also how fast will it shut down,...any hang there?
     
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    Check/update your Firefox add-ons, also; do you need to start Microsoft Office every time, you can open it anytime from start menu. Office is a hog.
     
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    It is more likely your hard disk aint happy and/or the system files are corrupted in some way!

    150 secs to logon screen is rediculous, considering nothing other than windows itself is being loaded at this point!

    I would try a repair windows and see if that helps at all?

    also sfc /scannow with your original install disk already in the drive will find corrupted system files from within xp!
     
  5. ex_reven New Member

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    Isnt adobe gamma necessary for monitor colour correction or something like that?

    The boot list is the exact same in MSCONFIG (I used a startup inspector)

    It tends to shut down extremely well :D...just start up sucks
     
  6. ex_reven New Member

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    i stopped all startup processes besides my wireless configuration utility
    no joy...

    2mins 20

    and ive noticed that the majority of the boot time is spent in the "Windows XP loading bar" window and the black screen after it. It spends at least 30 seconds on that loading bar and more than 30 seconds on a black screen...something is definately wrong here
     
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    Try loading in safe mode and see if that loads faster!
     
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    i have ~35 processes that run following startup
    would that have an impact on boot?
     
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    I have 50 after boot and from post to logon takes my rig 28 secs, then another 8 - 10 secs before I can do anything major!
     
  10. ex_reven New Member

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    this is absolutely shitting me man...
    and im getting WMP shitting itself when i try to run it
    the music cuts off for like a sec and then continues

    its almost as though my ram/hard drive is a POS...but that cant be true
     
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    Have you tried what I suggested in my earlier posts?
     
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    il try safe mode some other time
    not really in the mood for a cold boot atm

    as i have work due tomorrow :(
    thanks though ;)
     
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    Safe mode will load the bare minimum so that will cut out the software side of things!

    Hope you get your work done in time ;)
     
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    I got same specs as you, ill time mine in safe mode and normal :p...mine seems pretty laggy too (not as bad as urs tho)
     
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    Well, mine just seemed to lag.

    Started a LOT quicker than i expected. It only takes 37 secs to boot and 19 for everything in system tray to load (CCC, Trend, Firefly, SoundMAX, card reader....CCC taking the longest :p)
     
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    do you have the MB controlling all your case fans in the bios? I know that on my asus p5w I have shut off a lot of the q-fan controls in "hardware monitoring" for a faster boot, as well as disabled the JMicron HDD controller from bios (since I only use the ICHR7).

    Also make sure your memory is operating at the proper voltage - I had to set mine @ 2.1v before it would really snap to :)
     
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    I think its just started doing it recently tungsten! If it was any settings in the bios surely it would of been doing that since forever?
     
  18. ex_reven New Member

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    yeah all my settings are at auto in bios except cpu frequency and cpu voltage
     
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    i dont remember it being that bad at the start tho...
     
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    swap your drive cables. remove and secondary drives for the moment. Primary partition HDD only
     
  23. pt

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    could be the motherboard
    my pc takes about 30s to reboot (ending all processes/reboot/start all processes) :)
     
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    Must be nice. I have $2500 in shit in this core2duo@3.5 including 500gb raid-0 (120mb/s) and 2gb of ram (7500mb/s) and a clean install of XP pro. It still takes 30sec to post (damn you Intel), 1 min to the logon screen, 2min+ before the hdd shuts up and I'm looking at a desktop. I'm convinced xp is programed to take X amount of time to boot no matter what your configuration. I have a 500mhz laptop that boots faster then this.
     
  25. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    nop
    in reviews, and my experience, my board is one of the fastest to boot to windows
    it has nothing to do with xp
     

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