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Strange XP Problem

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April 1, 2005 1:57:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I just reinstalled XP Home on my PC using a RAID 0 configuration for the
HDs. Everything installed fine until I installed the soundcard driver.
First of it upset the modem, then the USB devices stopped and I had to power
off / on to get back to windows. Only problem was my boot time went from 25
seconds to about 70 seconds. I ran bootvis and noticed the NIC delay was
about 30 seconds, I couldn't understand why this would be since I only
installed a sound card. I look in CPL/system/hardware and noticed a load of
WAN miniports under network adapters (PPOE, PPOA and some others, about 5 in
total). I have no idea where these came from. I disable them and rebotoed
and things seemed a little quicker. I then enable them and lo and behold
they disappeared. I am now back to a decent boot time but if anybody could
explain what happened and why it happened I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Andy

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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 10:58:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Your NIC driver probably needs an upgrade.

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Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Andrew" <andrewportess@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message news:114op1mrstcvv8b@corp.supernews.com...
>I just reinstalled XP Home on my PC using a RAID 0 configuration for the HDs. Everything installed fine until I installed the
>soundcard driver. First of it upset the modem, then the USB devices stopped and I had to power off / on to get back to windows.
>Only problem was my boot time went from 25 seconds to about 70 seconds. I ran bootvis and noticed the NIC delay was about 30
>seconds, I couldn't understand why this would be since I only installed a sound card. I look in CPL/system/hardware and noticed a
>load of WAN miniports under network adapters (PPOE, PPOA and some others, about 5 in total). I have no idea where these came from.
>I disable them and rebotoed and things seemed a little quicker. I then enable them and lo and behold they disappeared. I am now
>back to a decent boot time but if anybody could explain what happened and why it happened I would be most grateful.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andy
>
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