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Strange OS bug regards internet connectivity

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#1 rhino1366


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:43 AM

After fresh reboot and startup, internet icon (at buttom right) appears with delay of 2-3 mins.

P.S. OS is frequently updated.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:40 AM

Hi rhino -
>>After fresh reboot and startup<<
This sounds more like a "Start up" issue.
How long can your XP (?SP3) take to start from 'cold' start, compared to 'reboot' start, and how long will it take to be able to access internet.
Is this much slower than ever, or has this been about the usual times.

Also are you talking wake from sleep, or turn on power, then hit the start button, then connect to internet, or just reboot from operating ?
I turn mine off at the wall every night (Modem and Computer) and expect at least 2 mins prior to internet logon.

Thank you for any extra info please -

EDIT - I have shut down my system for a while now, and even with the router left on (I use ethernet), it still took 1 to 2 mins for full internet logon.
I do not have the icon for connection showing at all, but I can judge by Secunia PSI icon glowing from red through to full green.

Edited by noknojon, 10 October 2011 - 04:44 AM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:44 AM

FWIW: IME, Internet access is the last part of the boot process which is enabled. I've always assumed that this is a protective mechanism by design within Windows. The time it takes the desktop to load...is dependent upon startup items and 2-3 minutes is not uncommon on my systems, depending on what programs I have installed.


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