While rebooting in XP there is a blank screen for about 8 minutes before windows

While booting up HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop screen goes black for about 8 minutes before windows startup screen appears. This has never happened before. No changes have been made to computer. What is causing this?
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  1. Could be virus / malware, corrupt files, bad hard drive, bad driver... any number of issues. Have you run chkdsk?
  2. Yes, I've run the chkdsk, my anti-virus, updated the drivers. I don't know what else to do.
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