New PC, Win XP, 1GB Ram, 120GB HD, NVidia 5500 AGP.
Right from the first day of this new PC it has taken over two minutes to boot up.
The PC boots up to the WinXP logo, with the bar underneath , then the screen goes blank and we have to wait, now, 1 and half minutes before it kicks into action again and finally shows the users names on the screen.
A few of my friends have this same problem and i do not know what can be causing this 'black screen' for this length of time. On monday we did a fresh reinstall for my friends computer with WinXP and his machine now boots up in 30 secs!...lucky him
Can anyone suggest what this may be and how can i improve and make my boot up quicker.