Slow boot of Win 2K

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Hi

I recently installed Win 2K on one of my networked computers. I have Win
2K also on a notebook computer. The boot time for the new installation
is extremely slow ( 5 minutes or more) with an solid activity of the
hard disk during the boot process.

Boot time on my notebook is on the order of 1+ minutes. Does anyone have
any ideas on why the boot time is so long on my tower based computer?
The processors are both around 1.2 GHZ and the memory is the same in
both machines. Any help will be appreciated.

Dave
golferdc@charter.net
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Dave

    The ntdetect.com file is detecting hardware each time you boot, so if
    hardware differs it might take longer time for it to detect your hardware
    configuration on the tower PC.

    There is a special version of ntdetect.com, that can report what it is
    finding. Perhaps this version can help you troubleshoot. This MS Knowledge
    Base article describes what to do:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=320040

    Best regards

    Bjorn
    --
    Bjorn Landemoo - mvp2@landemoo.com - http://landemoo.com/
    Microsoft MVP (Windows Server - File System)

    Dave Roberts <golferdc@charter.net> wrote:

    >Hi
    >
    >I recently installed Win 2K on one of my networked computers. I have Win
    >2K also on a notebook computer. The boot time for the new installation
    >is extremely slow ( 5 minutes or more) with an solid activity of the
    >hard disk during the boot process.
    >
    >Boot time on my notebook is on the order of 1+ minutes. Does anyone have
    >any ideas on why the boot time is so long on my tower based computer?
    >The processors are both around 1.2 GHZ and the memory is the same in
    >both machines. Any help will be appreciated.
    >
    >Dave
    >golferdc@charter.net
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