Very slow resart of WIndows XP after SP2 update



Niccum
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
I had to re-set up my system this weekend with a clean XP install.
Everything was fine until SP2 was updated. Could be coincidental, but
starting after the SP2 update, my system starts up very slow. I get a black
screen before the Windows XP slash with a gray striped progress bar at the
bottom (nothing else on the screen) every time I restart or boot the system.
Once it gets past this (+/- 3 minutes), Win XP starts up fine. No error
messages or anything. It almost seems like Win XP is trying to repair
something every time I boot. Once through all of this, my system seems to
work normally.

I performed Norton Disk Diagnostics and ran a check disk on both hard
drives. This is the same system and hardware that I have been using for
quite some time (with SP2) prior to re-setting up my system.

Please help,
Thanks.

Can anyone help?

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Have you defragged your system drive yet. It is not a pretty site
immediately after a reinstall and application of SP2!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:434F06F3-962A-40C7-9160-D630EB73561F@microsoft.com...
>I had to re-set up my system this weekend with a clean XP install.
> Everything was fine until SP2 was updated. Could be coincidental, but
> starting after the SP2 update, my system starts up very slow. I get a
> black
> screen before the Windows XP slash with a gray striped progress bar at the
> bottom (nothing else on the screen) every time I restart or boot the
> system.
> Once it gets past this (+/- 3 minutes), Win XP starts up fine. No error
> messages or anything. It almost seems like Win XP is trying to repair
> something every time I boot. Once through all of this, my system seems to
> work normally.
>
> I performed Norton Disk Diagnostics and ran a check disk on both hard
> drives. This is the same system and hardware that I have been using for
> quite some time (with SP2) prior to re-setting up my system.
>
> Please help,
> Thanks.
>
> Can anyone help?

Niccum
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Yes, I have defragged both hard drives and also scanned each drive with
Norton Disk Doctor and run Check Disk.

Any other ideas?

Eric

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Have you defragged your system drive yet. It is not a pretty site
> immediately after a reinstall and application of SP2!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:434F06F3-962A-40C7-9160-D630EB73561F@microsoft.com...
> >I had to re-set up my system this weekend with a clean XP install.
> > Everything was fine until SP2 was updated. Could be coincidental, but
> > starting after the SP2 update, my system starts up very slow. I get a
> > black
> > screen before the Windows XP slash with a gray striped progress bar at the
> > bottom (nothing else on the screen) every time I restart or boot the
> > system.
> > Once it gets past this (+/- 3 minutes), Win XP starts up fine. No error
> > messages or anything. It almost seems like Win XP is trying to repair
> > something every time I boot. Once through all of this, my system seems to
> > work normally.
> >
> > I performed Norton Disk Diagnostics and ran a check disk on both hard
> > drives. This is the same system and hardware that I have been using for
> > quite some time (with SP2) prior to re-setting up my system.
> >
> > Please help,
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Can anyone help?
>
>
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Wait 3 days for the prefetch function to kick in. Then you will see an
improvement.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:73C4981D-3698-46DF-BE42-0C823408CD18@microsoft.com...
> Yes, I have defragged both hard drives and also scanned each drive with
> Norton Disk Doctor and run Check Disk.
>
> Any other ideas?
>
> Eric
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Have you defragged your system drive yet. It is not a pretty site
>> immediately after a reinstall and application of SP2!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>>
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:434F06F3-962A-40C7-9160-D630EB73561F@microsoft.com...
>> >I had to re-set up my system this weekend with a clean XP install.
>> > Everything was fine until SP2 was updated. Could be coincidental, but
>> > starting after the SP2 update, my system starts up very slow. I get a
>> > black
>> > screen before the Windows XP slash with a gray striped progress bar at
>> > the
>> > bottom (nothing else on the screen) every time I restart or boot the
>> > system.
>> > Once it gets past this (+/- 3 minutes), Win XP starts up fine. No
>> > error
>> > messages or anything. It almost seems like Win XP is trying to repair
>> > something every time I boot. Once through all of this, my system seems
>> > to
>> > work normally.
>> >
>> > I performed Norton Disk Diagnostics and ran a check disk on both hard
>> > drives. This is the same system and hardware that I have been using
>> > for
>> > quite some time (with SP2) prior to re-setting up my system.
>> >
>> > Please help,
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > Can anyone help?
>>
>>
>>

Niccum
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Must be something else. My system is still starting very slow. It has been
doing this for almost a week now. Here's what it does:

15 seconds - Gateway splash screen
45 seconds - Black Screen
3 minutes - Black Screen with gray progress bar (|||||||||||) across the
very bottom. It fills in progress (doing something) to about 50% across the
screen and then continues with the WIndows splash screen.
1-1/2 minutes - Windows splash screen with normal start up from there.

That's a total of 5-1/2 minutes any time my system reboots! Is there any
way to have the system log activity during this time so that we can see what
it is trying to do?

Please help. This is really frustrating.

Thanks,
Eric

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Wait 3 days for the prefetch function to kick in. Then you will see an
> improvement.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:73C4981D-3698-46DF-BE42-0C823408CD18@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, I have defragged both hard drives and also scanned each drive with
> > Norton Disk Doctor and run Check Disk.
> >
> > Any other ideas?
> >
> > Eric
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> >> Have you defragged your system drive yet. It is not a pretty site
> >> immediately after a reinstall and application of SP2!
> >>
> >> --
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Richard Urban
> >>
> >> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
> >>
> >> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >>
> >>
> >> "Niccum" <Niccum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:434F06F3-962A-40C7-9160-D630EB73561F@microsoft.com...
> >> >I had to re-set up my system this weekend with a clean XP install.
> >> > Everything was fine until SP2 was updated. Could be coincidental, but
> >> > starting after the SP2 update, my system starts up very slow. I get a
> >> > black
> >> > screen before the Windows XP slash with a gray striped progress bar at
> >> > the
> >> > bottom (nothing else on the screen) every time I restart or boot the
> >> > system.
> >> > Once it gets past this (+/- 3 minutes), Win XP starts up fine. No
> >> > error
> >> > messages or anything. It almost seems like Win XP is trying to repair
> >> > something every time I boot. Once through all of this, my system seems
> >> > to
> >> > work normally.
> >> >
> >> > I performed Norton Disk Diagnostics and ran a check disk on both hard
> >> > drives. This is the same system and hardware that I have been using
> >> > for
> >> > quite some time (with SP2) prior to re-setting up my system.
> >> >
> >> > Please help,
> >> > Thanks.
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone help?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Very slow resart of WIndows XP after SP2 update