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Starting up windows XP

by shaggy_dog51 / January 21, 2006 6:30 AM PST

after I enter my password to start windows, it takes a real long time for it to load up. What may be the problem

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(NT) (NT) too many programs booting up
by ikjadoon / January 21, 2006 7:08 AM PST
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NT
by shaggy_dog51 / January 21, 2006 8:48 AM PST

you didn't even say anything

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NT denotes: No Text
by seafox13 / January 21, 2006 9:00 AM PST
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Many queries can be quickly answered by briefly entering your problem into the Google search engine.
Make sure you preface it with the Operating System in use, eg. "WinXP slow to boot".
My guess is you have too many programs and applications set to start up at system boot.

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thanks
by shaggy_dog51 / January 22, 2006 11:15 AM PST
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cool thanks. I think it might be that too

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Where to look for bootup progs
by MGarcia5678 / March 17, 2010 11:42 PM PDT

I have had the same problem. I'm running XP Pro SP3 on an Intel Core 2 Quad (Q9300)2.5 GHz, 3GB RAM. When I enter my login credentials, I have clocked it at taking a solid 5 minutes before I can access the desktop. Up to 4mins, 30 secs (give or take) after hitting Enter, it sits with the blue screen and the login window that states "Loading your personal settings". Then, at almost 5mins of time, I'll get my desktop background, then 30-40 seconds later, the icons for my programs pop up and it's usable.

Other things to note: I'm logging into a network, my desktop settings are saved onto a server instead of my local HDD (how the company set this up). Connection speed is being reported at 100 Mbps. The "Startup" folder is empty so if it's because of a lot of programs pre-loading, then it must be outside of the desktop GUI.

Anyone know where I should look in my system/files to boost startup time? Or am I doomed to deal with 5 minute plus startup times?

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Talk to the company IT staff.
by Kees Bakker / March 18, 2010 12:00 AM PDT

They explain how they set it up and they can research why it takes so long.

Kees

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No IT staff!!
by MGarcia5678 / March 18, 2010 1:09 AM PDT

Sorry, but I work for a small business and an outside company setup our network. It costs to call them in to troubleshoot and we don't have the budget. Nothing I can check myself?

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Let's read how others troubleshoot this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2010 1:13 AM PDT
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