Startup taking FOREVER!


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Guest

Starting yesterday my Windows XP began to take over 20 min. to startup. It sits at the windows loading screen for a few minutes, then at a black screen for a few minutes, and finally at the windows desktop showing only my desktop background for a few minutes before it is ready to use. I did not install any software or change anything on my computer prior to this problem occurring. I know friends that this has happened to but no one knows the remedy. Any help would be great.
 
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roger

Hi,

Starting yesterday my Windows XP began to take over 20 min. to startup. It sits at the windows loading screen for a few minutes, then at a black screen for a few minutes, and finally at the windows desktop showing only my desktop background for a few minutes before it is ready to use. I did not install any software or change anything on my computer prior to this problem occurring. I know friends that this has happened to but no one knows the remedy. Any help would be great.

You can try disabling third-party programs from Start > Run > msconfig
checking if the problem still exists, and then enabling one or two at
a time.

Also can it be a problem with your antivirus? Try to disable it and
see if the problem still happens.

08041 Resources for Troubleshooting Startup Problems in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308041

310353 How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310353

316434 HOW TO: Perform Advanced Clean-Boot Troubleshooting in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316434

310560 How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

Good luck
 

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