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Thread: XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Default XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

    A few months ago, a problem cropped up with my comp where once the computer was booted, My Computer could not be accessed for a period of time around two minutes, and the Start menu would crash if kept open for too long. All this would revert to normal after a while. Any attempts to use applications that require a CD to be in the drive also hanged. Comp could not be shut down through windows either. It seems like a driver issue, perhaps for an IDE drive. It isn't a big deal anymore, but when I want to just look up info quickly on a fresh boot, I have to twiddle my thumbs/drink Fresca. Specs:

    Windows XP Pro
    Abit NF7 [rev. 1]
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ oc'ed to 2.0GHz [multiplier locked, FSB not]
    512 megs of some buffalo crap.... 2700
    Sapphire 9600 Pro ATLANTIS
    SB Audigy 2
    Sony DVD-ROM
    Lite-on CDRW

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Minnesota, United States

    Default Re: XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

    Grab HijackThis from my signature and post the log.

    Go through the Windows XP Tweaking guide at

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    Default Re: XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

    I have a similar problem.
    The first time I log on to my computer running XP home, it will hang.
    The mouse and keyboard still work, but any programs wont start until about 2 minutes later.

    I found a fix for mine:
    Boot into safemode (not networking support), and right click "My computer" and select manage.
    Go to services and applications, and disable the IPv6 internet connection firewall service.

    As a temporary fix:
    Log on, when it hangs press "windows key + l", unplug a USB device and then plug it back in.
    My computer always seems to jerk back into action when I do this.

    Obviously, there are many reasons why it might hang, I normally find its down to a faulty service or startup item, so try typing msconfig at run.

    Hope this helps anyway

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Default Re: XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

    The log as follows, I hope this is what you're talking about:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 3:10:31 PM, on 8/3/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\RedLine\Taskbar.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATITool\ATITool.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
    C:\DOCUME~1\JOEJAN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.235\Hi jackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {62999427-33FC-4baf-9C9C-BCE6BD127F08} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RedLine Taskbar] C:\Program Files\RedLine\Taskbar.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATITool] "C:\Program Files\ATITool\ATITool.exe" -s
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{753FC0C4-FF2C-4410-8533-3246332C2EF0}: NameServer =

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Minnesota, United States

    Default Re: XP PRO hangs for 2 min. upon boot

    It could just be too many startup programs, but I don't think so by the looks of that log. To start, actually try booting into Safe Mode as Bash$ suggested. If it's a problem with too much running at startup, Safe Mode will illustrate that as you won't have the delay.

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