Slow boot after installing SP2

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I just installed SP2 - successfully. Boot up from the Welcome screen to
idle is about 40 to 50% longer than prior to SP2. Does anyone hany any
experience and thoughts on this. (Machine has 512 MB memory and tons of disk
space.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Defrag the hard drive. It will take at least three rebboots for the
    optimization routines in XP to run and speed things up. The prefetch folder
    will be rebuilt after you open each program a few times. That should speed
    things up too.

    If after all that, it is still slow, then use clean boot troubleshooting to
    see what programs might be the culprit. Using this on my system I found one
    program loading at boot that was slowing things. I uninstalled/reinstalled
    and now back to 30 second boots.

    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

    How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316434

    Shutdown Troubleshooter
    http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

    If problems persist, I also suggest you also check these two links from
    Microsoft:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310353

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041


    "Elliott Alterman" <ealterman@NOSPAMPLEASE.cox.net> wrote in message
    news:u1zkd.1503$IZ2.1501@lakeread06...
    >I just installed SP2 - successfully. Boot up from the Welcome screen to
    >idle is about 40 to 50% longer than prior to SP2. Does anyone hany any
    >experience and thoughts on this. (Machine has 512 MB memory and tons of
    >disk space.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks to all for the suggestions
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    It is not uncommon for a preexisting problem to become more severe
    after an update especially a Service Pack.
    All problems known and unknown should be eliminated before installing
    updates or Service Packs.

    SP-2 may have caused the problem, but it is also very possible an
    unknown problem already existed now more obvious after installing
    SP-2.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    "PRNole" <STICKERprosete@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:E%old.9686> Wait a minute...the original poster reported having a
    40-50% increase in
    > the time it takes his PC to get to the desktop *after* installing
    > SP2. If the only change in his system was the installation of SP2,
    > why would he suddenly have to run through all of the recommended
    > tips? I imagine he would have had the same delays in boot-up to
    > desktop *prior* to installing SP2 if he truly needed to do all of
    > those maintenance routines. As far as he's concerned, his machine
    > was not "slow" before SP2 but is now slower by as much as 50% only
    > after installing it. Am I wrong?
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