Win XP Pro Start up delay

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  1. blix9

    blix9 New Member

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    Right after I boot up my PC, nothing can be excuting without waiting about 30 sec to 1 minute.
    I usually click on internet connection icon right after boot up but it wouldn't open the window for about 1 minute. Other applications are same if it's right after boot up.

    What do I do wrong? What can I do?

    Thanks advance.
     
  2. DallasStar

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    specs please
     
  3. blix9

    blix9 New Member

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    Sorry, I forgot.

    here is my rig:

    -AMD XP 1800 with Arkua 7228 HSF
    -Abit NV7-133R(latest 84 BIOS)
    -512 meg, 2 x 256 Xtreme DDR(single-sided)
    -Leadtek Ti 4400 128MB Retail (Omega/KX 2942))
    -Maxtor 60gig ATA133
    -Pioneer DVD 16x S106(slot loadong)
    -Win XP pro
    -nothing overclocked
    -Antec 1030B case (with Antec TruPower 480W PSU)
     
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    Booting up Faster

    Use this little utitity made by Microsoft to reduce boot time. I used it and it works great! I boot within 40 seconds or so. I should really time myself to see how fast I boot.
    CLICK HERE

    Also you can do this for a small decrease in boot up time
    1. Edit boot.ini
    2. Add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect".
     
  5. Doomtrooper

    Doomtrooper Driverheaven Senior Member

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    If you are on broadband then Windows is probably looking for a DHCP server this can cause slow boot ups and freezes while browsing. So try this before connecting to the net:

    Windows XP
    1) Go to "Start" -> "Control Panel"
    2) Click on "Network & Internet Connections"
    3) Click on "Network Connections"
    4) Right click on the icon for your Ethernet card connected to your DSL modem _> Choose "Properties"
    5) Click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) -> Click "Properties"
    6) In the "General" tab check off "Use the following IP address"
    7) Type in 192.168.0.15
    8) Enter a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
    9) Click "OK"
    10) Click "OK"
     
  6. DallasStar

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    Re:

    what does that do?
     
  7. DallasStar

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    Re:

    I used to have slow bootup times before I changed the partition to NTFS and then defragmented my harddrive. Defragmenting makes things faster. NTFS helps keep things defragmented by making the disk think that it is full except when writing to the disk. You may also want to use bootvis. Also, go to:

    Start-->run-->"msconfig"-->startup

    see if you have anything running at startup that you don't want running at startup. Also, you may want to use Ad-Aware (find in download.com) to delete spyware off of your pc.
     
  8. Doomtrooper

    Doomtrooper Driverheaven Senior Member

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    Re:

    When you have DHCP enabled for your NIC, and nothing is there to assign an IP, Windows will pause while it times out before it continues. Entering a non-routable IP address assigns one and windows no longer pauses.
     
  9. blix9

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    Thanks, Doomtrooper.
    That worked like a charm.
    I am happy.
     
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    Doomtrooper Driverheaven Senior Member

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