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Looooooong Boot-Up Wait Times


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seamusoldfield

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So XP takes forever to boot up and I'm also getting these errors/warnings. Here they are, courtesy of the event manager:

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.

Can anyone help? Thanks!!!!
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the first two are big warning flags...what can you tell us about this system....looks like bad drivers for the ide controllers, which could cause this problem.

Do you have a cd-rom in the cd drive when booting?
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Thanks for the quick response. No CD in the drive on boot up. I've had these errors basically since I got the system. It's only recently that I figured out what the "thud" sounds were on start-up and how to find out what the errors were. I just fixed another startup error, the mrtrate plug and play driver. System info is as follows:

Compaq Presario
AMD Athlon XP 2400
2.0 GGHz
224 MB RAM

What else can I tell you to help?

Thanks again!
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model number?

and whoa...that's not a lot of memory for xp....
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S3200NX

As far as memory, maybe that's why A) it was so cheap and B)it's one of the slowest computers I've ever worked on!
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imagine you're a size 38 waiste and your pants are size 36...you can get them on, but it takes a while longer as you push everything into a confined space.

That is what is happening with windows at start up here....you are loading windows into a pair of pants that are too small.

Your integrated videocard is taking up 32 off the top of your 256, so that leads to a long load time as everything gets shuffled about in the remaining 224mb of memory


I would definitely download the updated video drivers form here:

http://h10025.www1.h...8&dlc=en&os=228

I would also download the Retro chipset VIA 4in1 drivers from

http://www.viaarena....PageID=2&Type=1

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Also, turn down the eye candy as much as possible

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES > ADVANCED tab, PERFORMANCE Settings button, and choose ADJUST FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, OK

Now, windows will look a little less pretty...so you can slowly add features back until you get a good combo



Finally, I would run a chkdsk /r

start > run
cmd
<enter>

type chkdsk /r

agree to run at next boot.

reboot.

take a walk--this qill require a lot of time

Then, run a defrag on your drive


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Wow, that did take a while. OK, got both driver updates installed. Ran the Disk Check and defragged. I'll be away from my tube until 5:00, but what's next? Thanks again --
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Anything left for me to do? It's still real slow to boot and I don't know what to do about those errors . . .
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