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Thread: Boot Time is Slooooooooooow




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    I have XP Pro, and my boot time used to be about 25 seconds. I have been tweaking different things lately, however, including using a feature in TweakUI that allows a bootup without having to login with a password. I have also used many of the tips found at:

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...=guide&dId=120

    Anyway, I'm not sure what caused it, but now my boot time is 2 minutes! I can't figure out what did it. I even used BootVis, but it has not helped at all.

    Any suggestions????

    Thx in advance

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    Did you back up your original registry? Did you record your changes? Do you have system restore enabled? It's best to make 1 change at a time and test it out. You can always back up your files, reformat & reinstall XP as a last resort.

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    Did you recently have any extra programs added to your start up? Did you try brining up the MSconfig and take everything out of the startup tab? Nothing under that tab is crucial to system operation. Also try clicking the services tab and selecting "Hid all microsoft services" again thse are non crucial to system operation. Also go in the registry and browse to HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Run\ you can delete anything under here its once again non crucial to system operation.


    Another thing when was the last time you defragged?

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    Do you have a network card that is looking for a DHCP server?

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    or a netowrk card trying to boot from network. but prolly not since you are only changin boot settings.

    check yer system logs see if anything is failing during startup
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    Well, I tried going back with System Restore. It didn't work. My System Restore seems to have deleted my checkpoints that are older than last night (I guess I made too many of them as I tweaked different things). I went back as far as I could, which was before I started tweaking using the tips I found here.

    So, the only thing I can think of that I did before yesterday is installed TweakUI (which I have since uninstalled and my boot time is still 2 minutes) and a program called Tweak-XP. I uninstalled Tweak-XP after only trying it for about 15 minutes. At the time, I didn't reboot, so I don't know for sure when the problem began, but it was definitely later that day. I'm not sure what I could have accidently messed with.

    Here is a better description of what my problem is:

    I push the start button, everything is fine, the screen comes up where I log in with my password (or it skips that part depending on whether I have that option ticked on TweakUI), then instead of showing me the desktop while it quickly loads the rest of the operating system like it used to do after about 20 seconds, it will show me a blue screen with the pointer for about a minute-and-fifteen-seconds. Then, after that (which is already about a minute-and-a-half total time), it will show me the desktop and continue to load everything, eventually taking a full two minutes of time to boot, when all added up.

    Does that sound familiar to anybody?

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    I do remember one thing I did with Tweak-XP. That program has a feature that lets you uninstall Windows Messenger. I uninstalled it with that feature. Could the computer be searching for Messenger? Could that have anyting to do with it?

    Oh, to answer some earlier questions: I defragmented the 'puter yesterday. Also, I looked at my startup programs in msconfig. There is nothing there that wasn't there before. Just in case, I disabled everything, and the 'puter still booted in 2 minutes.

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    Ok, I just remembered one more thing I did, but I doubt this has anything to do with my problem. Yesterday I installed a new Video Driver at the Windows Update site. I had freezing/blue screen of death crap going on every so often before doing so. Installing the new video driver helped, but again, the boot problem didn't seem to start until after I installed it.

    Could it be that? Can I uninstall the Video Driver to see? Will I be able to boot up at all if I uninstall it?

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    yes, in the video settings there is an option to roll back video drivers.
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    Well, I uninstalled the video driver and it still took a long time to boot. I think I will have to reformat again.

    I think my bootup problem is associated with the program "Tweak-XP", although I'm not positive. I just can't think of anything else it could be. I wish I knew what caused it within that program, because I'd just download it again, and try to fix the problem with the program. However, I have no idea. Has anybody used this program, and if so, does the slow bootup sound familiar with any of "Tweak-XP's" options?

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