I have currently got 4 HP Z200 desktop systems (windows XP Pro)in the field that are less than a year old and take over 30 mins to start from a shut down (one takes over 1hr) they work fine once started.
The hard drive is partitioned and takes the same amount of time to boot up on the D drive as it does on the C drive. The PC starts, gets to the Windows introduction page and then nothing for about 30 minutes to an hour before I can log onto Windows.
I have searched everywhere and found that there is a known problem on these systems as descibed and to put a fresh copy of the spum.sys file into the drivers folder of sys32 usually sorts it out. Not on these four. They are all at different sites and different customers and I have run out of ideas.
Has anyone out there got any idea what to try next please?
Edited by Capofut, 01 November 2012 - 05:10 PM.