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Windows XP loading screen takes AGES!


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phatsanta

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I am quite new to PC's although I have just built one. I was wondering why it takes so long for the Windows XP loading screen to finish. The 3 blue blocks go from left to right about 35 times but judder from time to time. I dont have a bad rig, AMD 64 3000, 1GB ram, XP Pro (btw)
I was wondering if there was anyone that could help? Thanks guys.
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To look at what is loading at start up.

Click start, All programmes, Start up.

To many programmes loading will slow your computer down.

Also click Start, Run, and type msconfig in and go to start up tab, this will show you all the programmes starting. Becareful not to remove any programmes needed.

ANother check would be to hit the control, alt, del keys and see what running under pocesses, is there anything there using a lot of the CPU
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You can try what Turkish has said, but here's a better idea.

Click "Start", then "Run", type "eventvwr.msc", and press Enter.

These are events generated by programs. Events are labled as "Information", "Warnings", or "Errors". Look under the Application and System links for the events generated during the last couple of days (or whenever this problem started). What we're looking for are many errors generated by the same source. Under those sections, Application and System, tell us what you see.

When you see all of these errors, it means the program failed to load and tried to restart. If a program fails many times, it has to restart many times. If the error is sever enough, it can really cripple your boot time.

The programs Turkish is having you remove from MSCONFIG generally load after you get to the desktop. If your system is slow at the Windows Loading Screen, then disabling the programs he is talking about won't help you much. He is correct, however, in the fact that your computer will run faster if you disable some of those programs which load and run in the background at system startup.

Let us know what events are generating the most errors and we'll go from there. OK? :tazz:
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:tazz: By the way....CONGRATULATIONS for completing your first PC Build. Way to go. ;)
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Hi There,

I am also following this topic as I am also experiencing the same problem in that the Windows Loading screen (with the scrolling 3 blue bars) is taking longer than usual to load.

It only started doing this to me after I had successfully removed the nail.exe Malware using the ewido security suite. All of the Malware appears to have gone, but I am left with a real slow booting PC.

I have looked in event viewer as reccommended & I don't see any unusual errors/warning under application/system. There have been, but they go back to before I had this problem & there are none showing today even though the problem still exsists. Anything else you can advise ??

Cheers !!
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Let me ask you this. When was the last time you fed the mouse inside your PC? An underfed mouse won't run as fast on the wheel as a well fed mouse will. This of course, results in slower boot times.

Ok, Ok, I shouldn't have said that. But really now:

Open the "Boot.ini" file from the "C" drive with notepad. Paste the text in a post here.

I hope there is something there we can work with. :tazz:

Edited by magusbuckley, 08 May 2005 - 06:27 AM.

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OK......copy of the boot.ini text is as follows

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Hope this shows up some clues ?! :tazz:
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Cheers for the info, i'll now type out the errors. (dont know what the numbers are but here...) lol

Applications:
Error / MsiInstaller / 10005
Error / Application Error / 1000
Error / Application Hang / 1002

System:
Error / DCOM / 10010
Error / DCOM / 10010
Error / Tcpip / 4199
Error / PSched / 14103
Error / Dhcp / 1001
Error / Psched / 14103
Error / Dhcp / 1001
Error / Service Control Manager / 7009
Error / Service Control Manager / 7000

Most do repeat erroring.
Thanks Josh.
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Bump - Can anyone help? Please.
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My boot.ini file reads...
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /fastdetect
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Any chance I can get in on this? I'm getting the same errors over and over. Here they are from the Event Manager:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7000
Description:
The mrtRate service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Event ID: 51
Description: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: atapi
Event ID: 9
Description: The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event ID: 10010
Description: The server {F3A614DC-ABE0-11D2-A441-00C04F795683} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7011
Description: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the SymWSC service.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Tcpip
Event ID: 4226
Description: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7009
Description: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Application Layer Gateway Service service to connect.

Thanks!!!!
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magusbuckley is currently very busy so sit tight with me :tazz: lol
He promises to help ;)
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I have an other idea.

Here goes:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced Tab > Startup and Recovery Settings (I think it's called that because I use windows XP in dutch. There it's called opstart- en herstelinstellingen :tazz: ) > you will see 2 numbers almost at the top of the page which you can change. First time you do this, make the numbers half of what they are now, when you get a good startup, make the number to whatever you like. My numbers are tuned down to 1 and 5 and it works fast without a problem for me.

hope this works.
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saab, those numbers only determine how long the boot menu shows

phatsanta,

please double click the TCPIP error and the DHCP error. and post results.

Also, can you describe your network?


Everyone else, start your own thread....
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