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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427 is for XP, Sep 29, 2011 #6 jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,531 +648 Let's investigate; you need to run as admin for these. Try to deactivate the network adapter in the BIOS/OS and uninstall all apps which are not built-in to Windows and modify the network management in some way. I've had this harddrive for a very long time (I think close to 6 years), and it would not surprise me if it's life was coming to an end. Hard drive is failing 1) fyi... http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/xp-not-loading.html

Paste it into NotePad. This article will show you how you can speed up the bootup process of your XP PC by removing the programs that usually bog it down. You can download Easy Recovery Essentials from here. After clicking Optimize System, *hands off* again!

by R. If it's the latter, do you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed? Why my windows 7 is taking two times to start? Oct 3, 2011 #13 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 just fyi...

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Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - See if this works. Solutions (to id the issue): Revert/rollback drivers installed before the issue appeared. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has the word "temp" on the top of the menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder. 4 Open regedit and browse to this key: 2 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters 3 Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher 4 It has 4 possible values: 5 - Disabled :

aford10Jun 23, 2010, 10:47 PM Sounds good. Can you please suggest another way of tackling this acute problem? –Steven Kay May 11 '14 at 5:04 ok then try to checkdisk on primary partition where windows was All rights reserved. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-takes-a-long-time-to-startup-104607/ Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than usual.

Fix #3: Delete temporary files For more information how to delete temporary files, read this guide. And in an ideal Windows World, which we all know rarely exists, this might happen. I am considering a "clean install" and just start over; which is most likely the best thing to do. So, why didn't the "built-in" optimization function fix this?

As long as it is still moving, you should let it do its thing. Was Dolores Umbridge steered by the Imperius Charm in book 7? Fix #4: Defragment HDD Having a fragmented hard-disk might slow your computer and how it boots. Any that you don't want, disable them in the Services console, (Start > Run, type in ''services.msc'').

Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate. 5 Restart your computer every week or so to clean your computer. http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/laptop-stays-on-xp-loading-screen.html I had a set value I put in myself before, I thought I might let windows look after it so I clicked let windows handle virtual memory..maybe that's why but I Unfortunately however, the XP CD was SP2. You can use the Browse/Backup Files feature from Easy Recovery Essentials to access your computer and backup your personal files on a USB drive: Download Easy Recovery Essentials.

i replaced the SATA cable and changed the power cable to my hard drive and everything worked out fine. ^^ Anonymous said: Have you checked the BIOS settings to be absolutely It's possible I was exaggerating on the boot time from BIOS to windows. It is extremely annoying. http://howtoblog.org/windows-xp/xp-sp3-problem-loading.html I finally gave up.

It's this: When you first begin, when you click TRACE MENU > Next Boot + Driver Delays... in Japanese Is it theoretically possible to deploy backdoors on ports higher than 65535? Celeron is the slower of Intel's processors, and although you didn't say, I suspect your processor is around 1GHz or below.

It has not resolved the slow booting issue.

I suspect that some drivers got rmoved.(Leo has issued a revised instruction where he says not to click OK after selecting ''drivers delay option'')I am afraid to download MS BootVis again Take the best functions (described below) and leave the rest, unless you know what you're doing. It is not done yet! anti-virus or anti-spyware.

Oct 3, 2011 #15 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 Yup. now dbl-click My Computer; Please report size and freespace of the HD Let's cleanup the junk left from browsing; start->run->cleanmgr to remove tons of temp files. I played around MSCONFIG's settings and then restarted the PC and it magically fixed itself. check over here Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2010 6:26 AM PDT In reply to: bootvisThe number of physical drivesin the trace file is 0 Bootvis is old, outdated with no sign of

All this time, *hands off.* Do not touch the keyboard or the mouse. 8. Whenever I defragment, it gives me some error saying it can't defragment some files. Small dialogue box will appear. I don't think that there is a way to do SFC with SP3 installed.

In any case, from an Explorer window click Tools->Folder Options->View. You only need to delete the “HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Digest” folder, and stop the service (with your reg fix). Logging into my account takes the most time, literally 7-10 min to get in and load up. Questions: Have you installed any new software" Have you checked your startup programs to see if anyone is causing this slowdown.

Press Enter Type: sfc /scannow Press Enter Type: exit Press Enter Restart your computer Other fixes you can try If none of the fixes presented above fixed the slow booting process Are there special protocols one should take when dealing with vintage/old electronics? I consider my problem fixed as I know now what is happening, however, for all the techies, I have one last question. From the same menu as before, the TRACE menu, click the lowermost option: Optimize System.10.

everything is back the way it was. NOTE : This only works up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, as Windows XP (x86) doesn't support any more than that. Sep 27, 2011 #2 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 This sort of thing can impiicate a failing HDD (or even motherboard). Isoprime Ltd cannot be held responsible for any problems that may occur in the following of these instructions, do so at your own risk!

No change, put back the present image. I have tried disabling firewall configurations, system monitor configurations, played with msconfig startup, among other things and I cannot for the life of me figure out why my computer takes so