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Old 02-03-2012, 01:00 PM
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Question Delay in booting Windows XP [into desktop]

Hi there,

I have been to a client where he complained that it took forever to boot into windows. He had Windows Xp pro on an AMD Athlon 1.67Ghz with 1Gb RAM, so XP it should run fine.

I have done the malware/spyware removal procedure such as booting into safe mode and installed ccleaner, malwarebytes [which fixed 7 infected objects], ran smitfraud fix and uninstalled non-used software as told by client using Revo uninstaller.

Despite of all above, Windows XP boot logo [the screen with the blue progress bar] took so long to boot into windows. How would I know what is that long delay in booting up to desktop? I mean the progress bar lines passed about 23 times until there was the hd activity and 3 more mins when the desktop is actually accessible!

Mind you that I have also disable many startup-entries using msconfig, even using ccleaner's startup. I have also found in msconfig that many entries were already disabled prior to what I have disabled..

One more thing I have noticed is that in the boot.ini file there were 2 entries for windows Xp, but I have edited it to be only one entry [set as default ovbiously].

Thanks for your help...

Last edited by W@lly; 02-03-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: forgot to mention important things...
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