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[RESOLVED] Windows XP slow boot, different case....

Last response: in Windows XP
March 10, 2012 8:04:37 AM

I am working on a Dell Dimension E310.

The machine boots up into Windows XP SP3 EXTREMELY slowly. Once Windows gets past the user screen, everything is fine.

This is not a problem with viruses, this is a FRESH install.

This occurs even when in SAFE MODE! Typically it'll sit at a BLACK SCREEN for 5-10 minutes before loading the blue Windows XP screen with "Windows is starting up..." and this takes forever as well.

Any clue how to debug this?
March 10, 2012 5:08:28 PM

UPDATE: Just did a Windows XP repair. Still EXTREMELY slow, until the OS is loaded, then everything runs fine!
March 11, 2012 6:57:02 PM

Ended up saying "F*** WinXP" and rolled to Win7. Everything fixed itself and I do have enough RAM to just barely run Win7.