I have been asked to try to fix a computer that literally can take 40 mins to start up, Here is some things I observed while working on it on friday:
When you start up the computer it takes 10 mins to get to the password screen, during which time the screen goes completly blank for quite a while, when the password is put in the operating loads to some degree, i.e there are no icons or start meny or anything except a blue background, you can ctrl-alt-delete to go to task manager and look at the processes, observing task manager shows some processes open but not much happening nothing is eating memory or cpu and it seems very responsive, it just seems to sit there in this state for 20-30 mins and then suddenly the rest of the processes load along with everything else. I have tried using bootvis but it just crashed during the bootup.
Using msconfig on basic startup, i.e nothing except vital OS processes and basic drivers does not affect this problem but it boots extremly fast in safe mode so it doesent have gthis problem in safe mode. Im kinda stumped on this to be honest as i thought doing a basic statup ini msconfig was akin to basically being in safe mode but yet the problem remains and doesent in safe mode.
I'm sorry i cant provide a hijackthis log file or anything as its at a workplace and well its the weekend I want to try get it sorted on Monday.
Thanks for all help given
Edited by bramleyapple, 10 June 2007 - 07:56 AM.