Windows xp starts after 12 hrs Tags: CPUs Shutdown Windows XP Last response: January 10, 2012 1:02 PM in CPUs Share sbk333 January 9, 2012 5:13:02 PM Hello, if i shut down the pc it takes almost 12 hours to start the pc again, wat could be the reason? More about : windows starts hrs anonymous1 a b à CPUs January 9, 2012 6:05:20 PM I would first be scaning the hard drive for errors... or you may have 9999 viruses and a scan with malwarebytes may be a good idea. David 617 January 9, 2012 6:06:03 PM virus, old pc full with junk, hard drive failing .... ect. can be millions of reasons. you need to provide a better description. some pointers: windows version xp,vista,7 32/64bit age of pc do you have antivirus Related resources Application cannot open after 2 hrs ; Slow Shutdown - Forum [Solved] Windows 7 Won\'t Boot After RAM upgrade - Forum Chkdsk ran 8 hrs , then black screen, then weird startup screen, then.. - Forum Prime95 how to get it to run 24 hrs ? - Forum Purple Screen in XP after Vista 64-bit Install - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JRock247 January 9, 2012 6:13:39 PM Agree, lot more info needed. Can be sooooooooooo many reasons! popatim a c 131 à CPUs January 9, 2012 8:51:38 PM You sleep too much??? <grin> HEXiT a b à CPUs January 9, 2012 8:55:53 PM format it and reinstall it. if it takes 12 hours to boot off a fresh install. throw it out the window... (make sure you dont hit any 1 on the way down AdrianPerry a b à CPUs January 10, 2012 1:02:19 PM Have you installed any windows updates recently or updated any software/downloaded anything that could have triggered this to start happening? Open up command prompt and type "CHKDSK" and press enter. This will check your HDD for any errors. If everything comes back ok then proceed to run: 1) Virus Scan 2) Disk Clean up 3) Disk Defragment If all of these still don't resolve your issue, try a system restore (to a point before you made any software changes or downloaded any software updates). If this STILL doesn't resolve the issue then formatting and re-installing your OS is an option, however its more likely by this point you just have a failed HDD. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows operations slow down after 1-2 hours of working... ForumXP install crashes just after starting ForumWindows xp radeon x800gt does not display after game starts ForumXP VS Windows 7 [I need your votes!] ForumDVI No signal, after Windows 8 Startup and Bios screen ForumEX58-UD5 and OCZ 6x2GB= 12 GB and i7-920 =restarts after windows loading ForumDON'T upgrade MSI P35 Plat. to BIOS 1.2 ForumWindows 7 install hangs on "starting windows " screen ForumCPU starts constantly spiking in XP ForumWestern Digital, 8 hrs /day recommended?? Forum6300 fx vishera black edition Forum[Solved] Increasing sound past windows limit, speakers can do more, win more db ForumGames crashing after upgrading my CPU ForumComputer freezes on starting windows. ForumPinnacle pctv stereo 5.9 driver for windows 7 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !