45sec pause on startup



Bryan
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Just got my MCE 2005 machine about a month ago, and fresh it would start from
power off to ready in probably a min, never timed it but it was fast! Now I
know the more crap you load into windows it takes longet to start, but
something changed over the last week or so, hard to pinpoint as I only reboot
every few days, or as needed with MS updates, etc. Now after the black
windows screen with the 3 moving blue squares the screen goes black and the
machine sits for about 45seconds, then a mouse cursor appears for about
another 8, then I get the blue background Windows is starting, and a few
seconds later the desktop is loaded and it's ready. I've gone back to my
furthest restore point, but that was just 4 days ago, and the same thing is
happening. I assume at the point it's happening it's probably a driver or
maybe a service. How can I narrow my search to figure what's causing the new
pause?

Thanks
Bryan

Dell 8400 P4 3ghz, 128M ATI Radeon x300, ATI eHomeWonder, 1G 533MHz Ram,
Creative SB Audigy 2 Sound card.

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Bryan, check this site out
http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_mce2005.asp


"Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8FDD4821-47B5-46D3-8B24-723B1E5DBE88@microsoft.com...
> Just got my MCE 2005 machine about a month ago, and fresh it would start
> from
> power off to ready in probably a min, never timed it but it was fast! Now
> I
> know the more crap you load into windows it takes longet to start, but
> something changed over the last week or so, hard to pinpoint as I only
> reboot
> every few days, or as needed with MS updates, etc. Now after the black
> windows screen with the 3 moving blue squares the screen goes black and
> the
> machine sits for about 45seconds, then a mouse cursor appears for about
> another 8, then I get the blue background Windows is starting, and a few
> seconds later the desktop is loaded and it's ready. I've gone back to my
> furthest restore point, but that was just 4 days ago, and the same thing
> is
> happening. I assume at the point it's happening it's probably a driver or
> maybe a service. How can I narrow my search to figure what's causing the
> new
> pause?
>
> Thanks
> Bryan
>
> Dell 8400 P4 3ghz, 128M ATI Radeon x300, ATI eHomeWonder, 1G 533MHz Ram,
> Creative SB Audigy 2 Sound card.

Rock
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Bryan wrote:

> Just got my MCE 2005 machine about a month ago, and fresh it would start from
> power off to ready in probably a min, never timed it but it was fast! Now I
> know the more crap you load into windows it takes longet to start, but
> something changed over the last week or so, hard to pinpoint as I only reboot
> every few days, or as needed with MS updates, etc. Now after the black
> windows screen with the 3 moving blue squares the screen goes black and the
> machine sits for about 45seconds, then a mouse cursor appears for about
> another 8, then I get the blue background Windows is starting, and a few
> seconds later the desktop is loaded and it's ready. I've gone back to my
> furthest restore point, but that was just 4 days ago, and the same thing is
> happening. I assume at the point it's happening it's probably a driver or
> maybe a service. How can I narrow my search to figure what's causing the new
> pause?
>
> Thanks
> Bryan
>
> Dell 8400 P4 3ghz, 128M ATI Radeon x300, ATI eHomeWonder, 1G 533MHz Ram,
> Creative SB Audigy 2 Sound card.

How much longer are you talking about? If it's on the order of 1-2
minutes is it worth it to check out? Turn it on, get your coffee and
come back.

If you want to pursue it one thing is to try some clean boot
troubleshooting:
How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316434

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


45sec pause on startup