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Windows XP: Takes 5 mins to startup!


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Xanarki

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So, here's the problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. I start Windows XP, and I let everything load. I pass the log-in screen (since the only user is 'owner'). Then, it shows the desktop background, which is a pretty picture of a corvette that I put on.

Yes, a nice picture. The mouse arrow appears. Anyway, I wait...and wait...and wait. After 5 mins, the icons FINALLY show up. Everything is normal.

But those 5 mins of starting up MAY have started to happen after

A. I downloaded an upgrade from Microsoft for my Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/PV Graphics Controller 64 MB graphics card.

B. Installed Windows XP Service Pack (not sure if it actualy installed or not, how can I find that out?)

C. Security IGuard somehow appeared (but I already prevented it from loading on system startup).

I need some help. I only have a few running processes when I load up Windows XP. I need this fixed by tonight. ASAP! Thank you...
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I meant Service Pack 2*********

Also, is there no such thing as an Edit Post button?
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I would recommend getting BootVis. It should help cut off some boot time. You can download it at: http://www.softpedia...k/BootVis.shtml
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Also you might want to see what's starting up when you start your computer. Start<Run< type in "msconfig" (no quotes).
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Thanks for the help.

I did the msconfig thing already. I already have Bootvis, but I don't understand how to use it at all. Can you help me out a little please?
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Well-i'm not expert with BootVis myself but I can get you through (I hope). Ok, go to "trace". Then go to Optimize System. Tell me if it goes faster.

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Nope, it didn't.

But a friend of mine helped me make it go faster anyway. Although I always did wonder what BootVis did. Thanks for the support.
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Sorry it didn't work. Glad your computer's back to normal though.



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