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Windows xp sp2 is extremely slow loading

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I was on my computer. i had a download going. i place a movie into my disk drive, goto my computer to open it. my computer becomes unresponsive. i end task it, this ends windows explorer and therefor i lose my desktop. being impatient, i did a hardboot. and now when loading, windows gets to the the screen with the blue loading bar just fine. but takes much much longer there. then the screen goes black for a couple mins. then it loads. any ideas on how to fix this?
 
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system specs?
 
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pretty much all month old parts:

evga nforce 680i mobo
intel q6600 2.4 ghz
evga 8800 gts 320 mb sc
500 GB sata hd
Mushkin 2 GB DDR2 RAM

older parts:
2 DVD drives 1 writer 1 rom
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Go to "run" and type in msconfig. Then after that, go and check off anything that you DO NOT NEED to start xp with.
example: any messenger programs...
 
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i removed nero incd from startup, and that seems to have done it thanx. never thought a start up program would hinder it there, would just think the desktop loading.
 

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inCD IMHO is overrated, if you need something similar just use the Windows XP IMAPI CD Burning plugin/wizard.
 
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i removed nero incd from startup, and that seems to have done it thanx. never thought a start up program would hinder it there, would just think the desktop loading.
start up programs do that.. because when they start up they do a series of things once they start up. And if it requires an online access, like Nero does, then it takes even longer because it:
Starts,
looks for internet connection
can't find internet connection and waits for that,
then starts up after the connection is loaded and checked for updates...
I only have the OS system tools starting on my computer. Vista starts in less than a min. If I had ALL my programs start at the beginning of Vista opening, then it probably take 5 mins.

I'm glad to hear that you got everything working and no problems. Good Luck on everything tech.