sorry, yes its a new problem, and the system has 128 megs of ram
again, the system performs well once the "windows logo" screen disappears....the items in the system tray at boot are very minimal, and appear quickly once it gets to that point
when i say a long time, i should state that it may take upwards of 10 minutes or more
it does it everytime...going to safe mode is quicker but it too take a long time
im thinking a bios update? or the cmos needs cleared? or a hardware conflict, but its a laptop so the hardware is fairly static
Edited by deathninja, 19 September 2006 - 03:28 PM.