Slow Boot Problems



I'm running XP Sp2 and recently when I restart Power up etc. it is taking
an extremely long time (Approx. 10 min) to boot up.. It appears that
something is taking a long time to load during Boot up. I have looked at the
list of processes that are being loaded, but I don't know what several of
these processes are and if I can stop them from loading . How do I find out
what they are and if I can safely stop them from loading. I know one or more
of them is probably causing my problem.


Try Autoruns from the MS Windows SysInternals site:

AutoRuns will show/list all apps/etc. that load/run when you first boot
(Boot Execute tab),
when you logon (Logon tab) and other programs that load (grouped by labeled
tabs) for easy viewing.

It also provides the ability to selectively allows you to stop (use with
care) any program that you don't want to load. You can undo any changes you
have made.

Note: To get additional details on an item in the list you may need to
highlight the item (right click) and use the 'Search Online' option to get
the details, especially useful for the more obscure items in the list.



Or enable boot logging, from Safe startup options, then examine the boot log
to see whats hanging

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