Slow boot after installing SP2

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I installed SP2 quite immediately after it was released and it all works fine
– except one thing. After I installed SP2 it takes about five to ten minutes
for my computer to complete the boot-sequence. After a couple of minutes I
get a warning from the Security Center saying my computers firewall is turned
off (which it’s not) and after another five minutes or so I can start working
with my computer and it all seems fine. I have tried running all Microsoft’s
updates and I have also bought Lavasoft’s s Ad-Aware and also an application
for optimizing my registry. Unfortunately nothing gets the job done. I simply
have do wait for five to ten minutes to start working. It’s quite annoying. I
guess it all should work if I reinstalled it – but as you all know it’s not
the funniest thing to do anymore…

Thanks in advance!

/Niklas Fagrell
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    What is your Firewall?


    Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a
    combination of factors. Listed
    below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are experiencing
    poor performance after
    the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow starting
    of Windows XP but the
    list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through the
    list until you achieve an
    acceptable result.
    Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how
    often you do it will depend
    on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
    1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
    2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
    3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
    Cleanup with
    Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System Restore
    ( more Options tab )
    and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one drive /
    partition you may
    need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
    4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General,
    Delete Cookies.
    5. Run Disk Defragmenter.

    Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of sites
    visited is retained. Start,
    Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.
    Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and / or
    update Reference file
    from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and use it to remove
    parasites. If Spyware
    persists as a problem try a Hosts file.
    http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html
    Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over
    reliance on virtual memory,
    may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an
    earlier version of Windows.
    Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of 256
    MB is
    recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on
    pagefile (virtual
    memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
    http://www.dougknox.com/

    Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition where
    your pagefile is located.
    You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.

    Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative
    Tools, Services, Indexing
    Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running.
    More information here:
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Indexing_Service
    You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close
    programmes/windows after
    use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started
    are really necessary.
    http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
    Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular
    programme. Look in Google to
    see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a
    solution.
    http://groups.google.com/
    Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event
    Viewer by selecting Start,
    Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of
    the error, information
    regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
    HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp

    ~~~~~~


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    FCA

    Stourport, Worcs, England
    Enquire, plan and execute.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "Niklas Fagrell" <Niklas Fagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:689B3CB3-BF94-4660-B9FC-B30228182BBB@microsoft.com...
    >I installed SP2 quite immediately after it was released and it all
    >works fine
    > – except one thing. After I installed SP2 it takes about five to ten
    > minutes
    > for my computer to complete the boot-sequence. After a couple of
    > minutes I
    > get a warning from the Security Center saying my computers firewall is
    > turned
    > off (which it’s not) and after another five minutes or so I can start
    > working
    > with my computer and it all seems fine. I have tried running all
    > Microsoft’s
    > updates and I have also bought Lavasoft’s s Ad-Aware and also an
    > application
    > for optimizing my registry. Unfortunately nothing gets the job done. I
    > simply
    > have do wait for five to ten minutes to start working. It’s quite
    > annoying. I
    > guess it all should work if I reinstalled it – but as you all know it’s
    > not
    > the funniest thing to do anymore…
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > /Niklas Fagrell
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I think you misunderstood me a little. I
    have already tried all the things you suggested. What I mean is that it seems
    to be when Windows XP is preparing the network connections and the firewall
    (which is included in SP2) something’s taking time. These are my symptoms:
    1 the computer boots fast and as usual
    2 everything seems fine if you just start Word (or a similar application),
    but if you try to access your network connections (or the Internet, LAN or
    something else that is connected to your network connections) the process
    hangs – but everything else is still working just fine
    3 after a couple of minutes Microsoft Security Center warns me about my
    firewall is disable (which it’s not) – and I can’t enable it yet
    4 after another couple of minutes my network connections seems to be fully
    enabled and the firewall also (whit me doing anything)
    So all I have to do is to start my computer and wait for about five to ten
    minutes and everything is running fine (and fast). I just think that it’s
    something wrong with the update in SP2 (on just my machine) that took care of
    the leak between the logon time and when the firewall was enabled (before SP2
    there was a time leak when nothing was protecting Windows network
    connections). I have seen that others have the same problem but I haven’t
    found anyone who have solved it.

    If anyone knows what I’m talking about I would appreciate some help!

    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards,

    Niklas Fagrell


    "Gerry Cornell" wrote:

    > What is your Firewall?
    >
    >
    > Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a
    > combination of factors. Listed
    > below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are experiencing
    > poor performance after
    > the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow starting
    > of Windows XP but the
    > list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through the
    > list until you achieve an
    > acceptable result.
    > Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how
    > often you do it will depend
    > on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
    > 1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
    > 2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
    > 3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
    > Cleanup with
    > Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System Restore
    > ( more Options tab )
    > and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one drive /
    > partition you may
    > need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
    > 4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General,
    > Delete Cookies.
    > 5. Run Disk Defragmenter.
    >
    > Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of sites
    > visited is retained. Start,
    > Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.
    > Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and / or
    > update Reference file
    > from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and use it to remove
    > parasites. If Spyware
    > persists as a problem try a Hosts file.
    > http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html
    > Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over
    > reliance on virtual memory,
    > may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an
    > earlier version of Windows.
    > Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of 256
    > MB is
    > recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on
    > pagefile (virtual
    > memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
    > http://www.dougknox.com/
    >
    > Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition where
    > your pagefile is located.
    > You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.
    >
    > Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative
    > Tools, Services, Indexing
    > Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running.
    > More information here:
    > http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Indexing_Service
    > You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close
    > programmes/windows after
    > use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started
    > are really necessary.
    > http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
    > Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular
    > programme. Look in Google to
    > see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a
    > solution.
    > http://groups.google.com/
    > Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event
    > Viewer by selecting Start,
    > Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of
    > the error, information
    > regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
    > HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp
    >
    > ~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > "Niklas Fagrell" <Niklas Fagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:689B3CB3-BF94-4660-B9FC-B30228182BBB@microsoft.com...
    > >I installed SP2 quite immediately after it was released and it all
    > >works fine
    > > – except one thing. After I installed SP2 it takes about five to ten
    > > minutes
    > > for my computer to complete the boot-sequence. After a couple of
    > > minutes I
    > > get a warning from the Security Center saying my computers firewall is
    > > turned
    > > off (which it’s not) and after another five minutes or so I can start
    > > working
    > > with my computer and it all seems fine. I have tried running all
    > > Microsoft’s
    > > updates and I have also bought Lavasoft’s s Ad-Aware and also an
    > > application
    > > for optimizing my registry. Unfortunately nothing gets the job done. I
    > > simply
    > > have do wait for five to ten minutes to start working. It’s quite
    > > annoying. I
    > > guess it all should work if I reinstalled it – but as you all know it’s
    > > not
    > > the funniest thing to do anymore…
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance!
    > >
    > > /Niklas Fagrell
    > >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Nicklas

    I would check that you have the Firewall enabled properly

    How to turn on or turn off the Internet firewall in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283673

    To view the Video in this Knowledge Base Article click the > arrow right
    object under the Video screen. I had not seen this feature before and
    found it helpful.

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    FCA

    Using invalid email address

    Stourport, Worcs, England
    Enquire, plan and execute.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Please tell the newsgroup how any
    suggested solution worked for you.

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "Niklas Fagrell" <NiklasFagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:7838FDDD-4AF0-4122-BF10-7098D839DD90@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I think you misunderstood me a
    > little. I
    > have already tried all the things you suggested. What I mean is that
    > it seems
    > to be when Windows XP is preparing the network connections and the
    > firewall
    > (which is included in SP2) something’s taking time. These are my
    > symptoms:
    > 1 the computer boots fast and as usual
    > 2 everything seems fine if you just start Word (or a similar
    > application),
    > but if you try to access your network connections (or the Internet,
    > LAN or
    > something else that is connected to your network connections) the
    > process
    > hangs – but everything else is still working just fine
    > 3 after a couple of minutes Microsoft Security Center warns me about
    > my
    > firewall is disable (which it’s not) – and I can’t enable it yet
    > 4 after another couple of minutes my network connections seems to be
    > fully
    > enabled and the firewall also (whit me doing anything)
    > So all I have to do is to start my computer and wait for about five to
    > ten
    > minutes and everything is running fine (and fast). I just think that
    > it’s
    > something wrong with the update in SP2 (on just my machine) that took
    > care of
    > the leak between the logon time and when the firewall was enabled
    > (before SP2
    > there was a time leak when nothing was protecting Windows network
    > connections). I have seen that others have the same problem but I
    > haven’t
    > found anyone who have solved it.
    >
    > If anyone knows what I’m talking about I would appreciate some help!
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Niklas Fagrell
    >
    >
    > "Gerry Cornell" wrote:
    >
    >> What is your Firewall?
    >>
    >>
    >> Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a
    >> combination of factors. Listed
    >> below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are
    >> experiencing
    >> poor performance after
    >> the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow
    >> starting
    >> of Windows XP but the
    >> list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through
    >> the
    >> list until you achieve an
    >> acceptable result.
    >> Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how
    >> often you do it will depend
    >> on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
    >> 1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
    >> 2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
    >> 3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
    >> Cleanup with
    >> Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System
    >> Restore
    >> ( more Options tab )
    >> and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one
    >> drive /
    >> partition you may
    >> need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
    >> 4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General,
    >> Delete Cookies.
    >> 5. Run Disk Defragmenter.
    >>
    >> Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of
    >> sites
    >> visited is retained. Start,
    >> Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.
    >> Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and /
    >> or
    >> update Reference file
    >> from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and use it to
    >> remove
    >> parasites. If Spyware
    >> persists as a problem try a Hosts file.
    >> http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html
    >> Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over
    >> reliance on virtual memory,
    >> may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an
    >> earlier version of Windows.
    >> Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of
    >> 256
    >> MB is
    >> recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on
    >> pagefile (virtual
    >> memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/
    >>
    >> Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition
    >> where
    >> your pagefile is located.
    >> You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.
    >>
    >> Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative
    >> Tools, Services, Indexing
    >> Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running.
    >> More information here:
    >> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Indexing_Service
    >> You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close
    >> programmes/windows after
    >> use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started
    >> are really necessary.
    >> http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
    >> Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular
    >> programme. Look in Google to
    >> see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a
    >> solution.
    >> http://groups.google.com/
    >> Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event
    >> Viewer by selecting Start,
    >> Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
    >> of
    >> the error, information
    >> regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
    >> HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope this helps.
    >>
    >> Gerry
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> FCA
    >>
    >> Stourport, Worcs, England
    >> Enquire, plan and execute.
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
    >>
    >> "Niklas Fagrell" <Niklas Fagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> message news:689B3CB3-BF94-4660-B9FC-B30228182BBB@microsoft.com...
    >> >I installed SP2 quite immediately after it was released and it all
    >> >works fine
    >> > – except one thing. After I installed SP2 it takes about five to
    >> > ten
    >> > minutes
    >> > for my computer to complete the boot-sequence. After a couple of
    >> > minutes I
    >> > get a warning from the Security Center saying my computers firewall
    >> > is
    >> > turned
    >> > off (which it’s not) and after another five minutes or so I can
    >> > start
    >> > working
    >> > with my computer and it all seems fine. I have tried running all
    >> > Microsoft’s
    >> > updates and I have also bought Lavasoft’s s Ad-Aware and also an
    >> > application
    >> > for optimizing my registry. Unfortunately nothing gets the job
    >> > done. I
    >> > simply
    >> > have do wait for five to ten minutes to start working. It’s quite
    >> > annoying. I
    >> > guess it all should work if I reinstalled it – but as you all know
    >> > it’s
    >> > not
    >> > the funniest thing to do anymore…
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance!
    >> >
    >> > /Niklas Fagrell
    >> >
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thanks again for your answer!

    I have enabled the firewall correctly.

    Any other ideas?

    Best,

    Niklas

    "Gerry Cornell" wrote:

    > Nicklas
    >
    > I would check that you have the Firewall enabled properly
    >
    > How to turn on or turn off the Internet firewall in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283673
    >
    > To view the Video in this Knowledge Base Article click the > arrow right
    > object under the Video screen. I had not seen this feature before and
    > found it helpful.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Using invalid email address
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Please tell the newsgroup how any
    > suggested solution worked for you.
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > "Niklas Fagrell" <NiklasFagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:7838FDDD-4AF0-4122-BF10-7098D839DD90@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I think you misunderstood me a
    > > little. I
    > > have already tried all the things you suggested. What I mean is that
    > > it seems
    > > to be when Windows XP is preparing the network connections and the
    > > firewall
    > > (which is included in SP2) something’s taking time. These are my
    > > symptoms:
    > > 1 the computer boots fast and as usual
    > > 2 everything seems fine if you just start Word (or a similar
    > > application),
    > > but if you try to access your network connections (or the Internet,
    > > LAN or
    > > something else that is connected to your network connections) the
    > > process
    > > hangs – but everything else is still working just fine
    > > 3 after a couple of minutes Microsoft Security Center warns me about
    > > my
    > > firewall is disable (which it’s not) – and I can’t enable it yet
    > > 4 after another couple of minutes my network connections seems to be
    > > fully
    > > enabled and the firewall also (whit me doing anything)
    > > So all I have to do is to start my computer and wait for about five to
    > > ten
    > > minutes and everything is running fine (and fast). I just think that
    > > it’s
    > > something wrong with the update in SP2 (on just my machine) that took
    > > care of
    > > the leak between the logon time and when the firewall was enabled
    > > (before SP2
    > > there was a time leak when nothing was protecting Windows network
    > > connections). I have seen that others have the same problem but I
    > > haven’t
    > > found anyone who have solved it.
    > >
    > > If anyone knows what I’m talking about I would appreciate some help!
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance!
    > >
    > > Best regards,
    > >
    > > Niklas Fagrell
    > >
    > >
    > > "Gerry Cornell" wrote:
    > >
    > >> What is your Firewall?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a
    > >> combination of factors. Listed
    > >> below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are
    > >> experiencing
    > >> poor performance after
    > >> the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow
    > >> starting
    > >> of Windows XP but the
    > >> list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through
    > >> the
    > >> list until you achieve an
    > >> acceptable result.
    > >> Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how
    > >> often you do it will depend
    > >> on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
    > >> 1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
    > >> 2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
    > >> 3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
    > >> Cleanup with
    > >> Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System
    > >> Restore
    > >> ( more Options tab )
    > >> and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one
    > >> drive /
    > >> partition you may
    > >> need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
    > >> 4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General,
    > >> Delete Cookies.
    > >> 5. Run Disk Defragmenter.
    > >>
    > >> Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of
    > >> sites
    > >> visited is retained. Start,
    > >> Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.
    > >> Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and /
    > >> or
    > >> update Reference file
    > >> from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and use it to
    > >> remove
    > >> parasites. If Spyware
    > >> persists as a problem try a Hosts file.
    > >> http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html
    > >> Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over
    > >> reliance on virtual memory,
    > >> may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an
    > >> earlier version of Windows.
    > >> Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of
    > >> 256
    > >> MB is
    > >> recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on
    > >> pagefile (virtual
    > >> memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com/
    > >>
    > >> Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition
    > >> where
    > >> your pagefile is located.
    > >> You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.
    > >>
    > >> Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative
    > >> Tools, Services, Indexing
    > >> Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running.
    > >> More information here:
    > >> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Indexing_Service
    > >> You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close
    > >> programmes/windows after
    > >> use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started
    > >> are really necessary.
    > >> http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
    > >> Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular
    > >> programme. Look in Google to
    > >> see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a
    > >> solution.
    > >> http://groups.google.com/
    > >> Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event
    > >> Viewer by selecting Start,
    > >> Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
    > >> of
    > >> the error, information
    > >> regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
    > >> HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp
    > >>
    > >> ~~~~~~
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Hope this helps.
    > >>
    > >> Gerry
    > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >> FCA
    > >>
    > >> Stourport, Worcs, England
    > >> Enquire, plan and execute.
    > >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Niklas Fagrell" <Niklas Fagrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> message news:689B3CB3-BF94-4660-B9FC-B30228182BBB@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I installed SP2 quite immediately after it was released and it all
    > >> >works fine
    > >> > – except one thing. After I installed SP2 it takes about five to
    > >> > ten
    > >> > minutes
    > >> > for my computer to complete the boot-sequence. After a couple of
    > >> > minutes I
    > >> > get a warning from the Security Center saying my computers firewall
    > >> > is
    > >> > turned
    > >> > off (which it’s not) and after another five minutes or so I can
    > >> > start
    > >> > working
    > >> > with my computer and it all seems fine. I have tried running all
    > >> > Microsoft’s
    > >> > updates and I have also bought Lavasoft’s s Ad-Aware and also an
    > >> > application
    > >> > for optimizing my registry. Unfortunately nothing gets the job
    > >> > done. I
    > >> > simply
    > >> > have do wait for five to ten minutes to start working. It’s quite
    > >> > annoying. I
    > >> > guess it all should work if I reinstalled it – but as you all know
    > >> > it’s
    > >> > not
    > >> > the funniest thing to do anymore…
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks in advance!
    > >> >
    > >> > /Niklas Fagrell
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
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