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black screen on startup, bootvis registers no activity


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elkatbal

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I've done quite a few tips and tricks now to quicken my start up time but still have this one little problem, after the WindowsXP loading screen comes up with the bar scrolling across the middle, the screen goes black for about twenty to thirty seconds and nothing is happening, the the WinXP screen reappears, "loading your preferences..." and everything starts up fine.

here are all the things I've done in the past couple of weeks:
1. run bootvis test and 'optimized system' (bootvis log shows there's no activity going on when the black screen appears)
2. I've emptied my prefetch folder and turned prefetching off
3. run disk cleanup
4. and finally, I've defragmented the C drive.

all of this has contributed to a much faster startup time and my system runs relatively quick but I just don't know what's going on with the computer when the black screen appears and just sits there.

could this be a sign of a larger problem or am I just being impatient?

thanks for any help!

ellen
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Ztruker

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Hi Ellen.

Try this, see if it helps:

Control Panel
Folder Options
View
Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

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hey thanks, but that didn't really do anything.

anyway I can check to see what programs I have running at startup and find out what I don't need to maybe speed things up?


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Yes, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Task Manager after the system ius booted bu before you do anything else.
Click on the Process tab. They are the programs that are running on your computer when you boot.

This site has some good information on Startup programs Black Viper's Services Configuration
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