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Long Start Up

by dmachado13 / April 23, 2004 6:43 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 8200. It runs fine and has no real problems except when I try to log in as my user account. I type in my password and the screen says "loading personal setting" for about 2 min. It has never taken this long and was usually instantaneous. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, it would be greatly appreicated. I've spent about 3 weeks trying to fix this and I havent fixed it at all.

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Re:Long Start Up
by Cetin Denislam / April 23, 2004 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Long Start Up

You might try a clean boot in order to isolate the problem. Boot in Safe Mode and see if the long start happens too.

Anyway, besides the below article try to remove any external devices one by one.

Q310353 - "Q310353 How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP"

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Re:Long Start Up
by largie / April 23, 2004 8:23 AM PDT
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start,run, type msconfig,return when the system configuration utility appears go to the services box and look for "background intelligent transfer untick the box,apply,ok then go to the start up box untick every box except for u r firewall,apply,ok it will ask u to reboot.when u r pc reboots a box will appear on the desktop,u will see a small tick box inside.tick the box and ok.u should see a noticeable speed up in loading and it also stops the desktop from hanging.hope this helps

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