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Slow Booting Laptop


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#1 Chuckrox8

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:59 PM

I'm going to help fix a friend's laptop that supposedly takes forever to boot(all sequences I suppose). I just thought that she had a lot of spyware, apps, or the prefetch was pretty full. Apparently this problem has been happening since it came out of the box. She told me that she got a memory upgrade on it when it was purchased. It's an HP laptop running XP. All the details I know fellas. What would cause an extremely slow boot on a new fast computer running a fresh copy of XP?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:35 PM

Try bootlog XP install it, and see what program
is taking up the boot time.

http://www.greatis.com/utilities/bootlogxp/download.htm

Alternatively Event Viewer has times associated with the entries it logs.

Go to Start > Run and type
eventvwr.msc
click OK
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:28 AM

Thanks I will try that. I was searching for my problem on google and it seemed that most people who had a slow slow boot also had incredibly slow loading times for any of the taskbar apps or any other programs. One guy reported nearly 5 minutes on a 2.7ghz machine for IE.

Another person said on the nV News Forums:

Your bios should your hdd's dma setting, but double check. In windows, I used to have that problem where windows said it my hdd was running in pio and I couldnt change it. Some people fixed this by uninstalling thier ide drivers and rebooting.


Could that be the problem? I will run that program and also open up the Windows Task Manager->Processes and see if anything is eating up system memory. Thanks

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:52 PM

Any more thoughts?




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