Experiencing long delays before logon screen appears

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When turning on the computer I get the usual BIOS boot mumbo jumbo on the
screen followed by the Windows XP boot screen. After awhile the boot screen
disappears and the display goes blank for up to two minutes before the logon
or desktop screen appears. This symptom just started happening. Before the
sequence of events happened fairly quickly.

I have no idea what is causing this and what to do to correct the problem.
Maybe reload the kernel32.dll file? Any help would be appreciated.
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bmwmcrider
So many roads, so little time ...
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    If you don't manage to come up with any solutions, Google for BOOTVIS.
    It performs an analysis of the boot process (also resumption from
    Standby) and provides graphs showing where delays occur. Could be
    useful.
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    "bxf" <bill@topman.net> wrote in message
    news:1125308293.616616.42190@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > If you don't manage to come up with any solutions, Google for BOOTVIS.
    > It performs an analysis of the boot process (also resumption from
    > Standby) and provides graphs showing where delays occur. Could be
    > useful.
    >

    Networking cards are brilliant for causing boot delays as they look for
    other computers on the network. Have you just installed a network card?

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

    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the response. No I haven't just installed a network card - not
    even in the past year. But your suggestion of the possibility of the
    computer searching for other computers on the network is an interesting one.
    I'll have to further pursue that possibility.
    --
    bmwmcrider
    So many roads, so little time ...


    "Andrew" wrote:

    >
    > "bxf" <bill@topman.net> wrote in message
    > news:1125308293.616616.42190@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > > If you don't manage to come up with any solutions, Google for BOOTVIS.
    > > It performs an analysis of the boot process (also resumption from
    > > Standby) and provides graphs showing where delays occur. Could be
    > > useful.
    > >
    >
    > Networking cards are brilliant for causing boot delays as they look for
    > other computers on the network. Have you just installed a network card?
    >
    > Andy
    >
    >
    >
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