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Old 09-30-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slow Startup

Whenever I start my computer, it takes a long time to do so. It runs through the POST and those screens pretty quickly, but then the screen turns gray for about 20-30 seconds until it gets to the Windows XP screen. After that screen it goes gray for at least 30 more seconds. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Please let me know. It is very boring watching a gray screen. I am using Windows XP Home and SP1 i think, if it helps. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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Have you scanned for spyware/adware/viruses
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:19 PM   #3
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I have scanned with at least a half a dozen programs, but none of that is helping.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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Hmmm maybe you have a faulty driver that windows is struggling with on startup
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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I have a DVD-ROM drive that is not reading discs, do you think that has anything to do with it?
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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Have you updated to sp2? That might help. It could also be the hd. Try degragging and using disk clean up.
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could be invalid start up enterys. how fast dose it boot in safe mode?
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:59 AM   #8
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I tried going to SP2, but about halfway through, it refuses to continue. It says "restricted access" or something.
It boots up just as slow in safe mode
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:27 PM   #9
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Im havng the same problem...try starting without yer usb ports in your computer.
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