I did the msconfig changes and boot up as suggested.
Boot time was less than 5 minutes.
I get a similar results when I disconnect my internet connection (comcast cable)
and unplug my magicjack.
So, are you saying:
the MSCONFIG instructions, your boot time is 5 minutes?
the MSCONFIG, your boot time is 5 minutes if you disconnect your magicjack and internet connection?
Please confirm if you did both of these independently.
Please do the following:
Click Start, then Run and type "cmd" in the box without the quotes. This will open up a command prompt.
Copy & paste the following text in bold in the command window, then hit Enter.wmic startup get caption,command > c:\StartupApps.txt
In the root of your C: drive, you will find the StartupApps.txt file. Open it, highlight the text and copy & paste it into your next reply.
**Note, that if your Windows drive is a letter other than "C", change it to the appropriate letter in the command above.
Close the command window by typing Exit.
Also, what type of Computer System requirements are suggested for Magicjack? Make sure you meet the minimum requirements.
2.4 GHz Pentium 4 with 480 MB of RAM and a 35 GB hard drive about 50% full
You definitely need more RAM. Check with your Motherboard or Computer manufacturer on the type of RAM to purchase. These days, the standard is 3 to 4GB of RAM. XP will run on 512MB, but I would upgrade to at least 1GB or perhaps 2GB for Windows XP. You'll have to check to see how many slots you have and what modules can go in there.
Finally, please do the following:
Go to a Command prompt and type:chkdsk c: /f /r
It will tell you that it cannot perform the action and you need to reboot. Please do so and run the tool. It may take a while (up to 30 minutes for your drive size). When it's complete, it should reboot. Keep an eye open to see if any errors or bad sectors were found.