'Please Wait' on bootup before user logon screen.


Kardon Coupé

Dear All,

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend who doesn't have access to newsgroups
at the minute..

He has just recently bought a laptop (well I say recently about 6 months
ago) and it has Vista Home on it, he has the Windows Automatic updates on,
up to date MacAfee, and two users at logon...

When he first turns the machine on, it does the usual Windows booting up,
with the scrolling bar, then he gets the blue screen with 'please wait' and
the rotating circle for quiet a while, I think I timed it about 4-6 minutes.
Then he gets the two icons for the users to log on, when he clicks on either
it then goes to the desktop quite quickly. As I've not ventured over to
Vista yet (still on XP) I'm a bit stumped as to why the 'please wait' might
be doing what it is doing? I've looked in his logon Start-up and his
services and nothing appears out of the ordinary, but again, like I said,
I'm an XP person at the moment.

Can anybody shed any light on what the 'please wait' is doing, so at least I
can point him in the right direction...

He's not installed any software recently, so I was thinking it was something
a 'windows update' has done?




Rick Rogers


Run msconfig from the start/search line, disable all the McAfee startup
lines (startup tab) and services (services tab, use 'hide all microsoft
services' to make it easier to identify them). See if the time improves when
you reboot. I suspect it will.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

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