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About Extremely Slow Process To Proceed To Windows Xp Home Screen....


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#1 AlexCYS

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:42 AM

That's really time consuming to start up my computer.. estimate more than 20 mins..
During the process.. First is the summary list.. then turn to a black blank screen for a very very very long period.. next it shows a row of loading bar which in grey colour also for a very long time... After all these only can see the Windows XP Home screen...

Can anyone tell me wat are the possible causes? Really irritating..

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:10 AM

Please tell us more about your computer. What make/model, what CPU, how much RAM, etc. You can use this free tool to get the information: http://www.gtopala.com/index.html

You can use this shareware tool to check your system's performance: http://www.download.com/SiSoftware-Sandra-...&tag=button

Also, you can read these links to help speed up your system's loading process:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...l=slow+computer
http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:20 AM

Your system is slow loading bios - so you have either a hardware problem or corruption in the bios.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:31 AM

If it is indeed the BIOS, there's fixes for that also. FWIW - my Asus P4P800 SE mobo takes an eternity to POST. This started when I converted to SATA and put my CD burner on one IDE channel and my DVD burner on the other. I'm sure there's a fix for it - but I rarely turn my system off - so it's not worth the bother for me.
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 01:45 PM

my comp 512mb ram.. 633GHz.. 80Gb..
actually it considers a new comp.. but then a lot of problems already occur on the first week i bought it..

besides that, is reformat my comp can solve the problem? y i reinstalled Windows XP Home for so many times yet the problems still there? headache!!!

and wat's the correct way to reinstall it? Do we need to remove all those previous files before reinstalling it?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 08:27 PM

Before reinstalling Windows, which probably will not fix the problem being that the problem begins BEFORE Windows begins to load, lets see if we can troubleshoot the problem.

How is your ram configured? - One 512mb ram stick or two 256s?
If it is two 256mb sticks take one out (with the computer off of course) - remove it from the computer and try booting.

If it still is very slow booting shutdown the computer and switch the stick of ram with the one you took out.

Boot the computer.

If the problem is cured we then know the stick of ram that is out of the computer is bad.

If the problem persists, you need to run some Ram checks:

Any of the following will do:

First run with the one stick, then the other, then both:

RAM tests

http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asp
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest86.com/

Did you say this was a NEW COMPUTER and therefore under warranty?

If so, take advantage of the warranty. Your problem is not with the Windows installation!

Edited by Enthusiast, 28 October 2006 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:48 AM

Ok.. will try it.. hmm.. let me check whether the comp under warranty or not.. coz bought it from lowyat plaza with a quite low price..

ya... another thing.. my comp was infected by worms on that first week also.. is that really matter? if not mistaken.. that worm was brought by my friend's pen drive.. i thought that worm was cured after reinstall windows.. is that the possible cause?

(might not reply in a few days coz staying hostel outside without internet connection..)

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:39 AM

Err.. sorry for the late reply...
Hmm.. I did reformat my comp.. and the problem solved as in faster than before.. but consider slow also...
but after i installed some applications, it is now worse than before.. more than 30 mins...

and i posted wrong information, should be 2.63GHz..
I'm using 512mb ram stick..

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:25 PM

You have to be sure that the infection is completely erased from your system - did you format the hard drive before reinstalling Windows?

Try this free, online scan to be sure: http://safety.live.com/

Then, depending on what's loading on the computer - 512 mB may not be enough. I've started to recommend that 1 gB be considered the minimum amount of RAM for XP since so many applications take up so much of the RAM these days. You can get by with 512 mB - but you'll have to spend time trimming down your startups and services to get it to run well.
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