taking time to boot up


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mal

i have a dell dimention 4400 1.6gb processor etc its
taking longer to boot up now it goes through the
process etc ie xp logo then the green little
squares from left to right under it as to show
its loading then instead of going onto the
loaded windows screen it goes dark blue and the
hard drive activity stops for a while then after
wot seems ages the hard drive comes to life and
completes the windows loading and finishes ok.

why does it take so long to boot up ? anybody
know? please help
thanks
mal
 
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noone

sounds like a HD driver error - look in the event log, are there any
errors in there with a time stamp that corresponds to the last reboot?
Did you install the "Intel Application Accelerator" by any chance? Or the
"Intel Hard Drive Device Driver" from Dell? This driver sometimes has
trouble detecting the proper HD protocol and "stalls" at startup time for
about 30 seconds as it tries to talk w/ the HD. There is usually an error
in the log (three in a row in fact).

You really don't need this anymore under XP, it worked great under Win98
and gave a real boost to disk performance there, but XP's native drivers
are much better and the IAA is just not necessary anymore.

Note: the last "general purpose" IAA was version 3.2; the new IAA is ONLY
for SATA RAID support w/ 865/875 chipsets. If you have that setup then you
DO need the IAA.
 
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Ralphie

How do you uninstall these intel apps? Not listed in the uninstall
util in the control panel.
thx!

sounds like a HD driver error - look in the event log, are there any
errors in there with a time stamp that corresponds to the last reboot?
Did you install the "Intel Application Accelerator" by any chance? Or the
"Intel Hard Drive Device Driver" from Dell? This driver sometimes has
trouble detecting the proper HD protocol and "stalls" at startup time for
about 30 seconds as it tries to talk w/ the HD. There is usually an error
in the log (three in a row in fact).

You really don't need this anymore under XP, it worked great under Win98
and gave a real boost to disk performance there, but XP's native drivers
are much better and the IAA is just not necessary anymore.

Note: the last "general purpose" IAA was version 3.2; the new IAA is ONLY
for SATA RAID support w/ 865/875 chipsets. If you have that setup then you
DO need the IAA.
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