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[RESOLVED] Windows XP slow boot, different case....
Mar 10, 2012, 8:04 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?
Mar 11, 2012
resolved windows slow boot case
Mar 10, 2012, 5:08 PM
UPDATE: Just did a Windows XP repair. Still EXTREMELY slow, until the OS is loaded, then everything runs fine!
Mar 11, 2012, 6:57 PM
Ended up saying "F*** WinXP" and rolled to Win7. Everything fixed itself and I do have enough RAM to just barely run Win7.
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