Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:18 AM
Hi, I have an HP A1750Y Desktop. Specs are ASUS P5LP-LE MoBo, 2GB Ram, Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz processor. I bought this computer with Windows Vista installed, and have been running it that way for the last few years. Boot-up has always been extremely slow, even from the day it was new, and it had gotten worse to the point that it would take about 15-20 minutes to boot. The Bios screen itself would be on for a long time, and then after the Vista Desktop would load, it would still be an additional 5 minutes until icons or the start bar would load.
After being generally fed-up with Vista, as the computer had many other software quirks, I decided to do a fresh install of XP Pro over the weekend.
To my surprise, the boot times were not improved at all! The computer itself works well and has good speed after finally booting up, but it takes about 15-20 minutes from power on, until you can use the OS. I did the install with a brand new HDD, so a HDD problem is not the culprit.
Does anyone have any clues what the issue may be? I wouldn't call myself a computer expert, but I'm not a dummy with computers either, and this problem has me baffled. Thanks!