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Please note, that if a service runs for catalog indexing such as Cidaemon.exe that is discussed in the Win2k article [Q156756], further discussed in [Q308202] for both Win2k and WinXP, it When I start, or reboot, the transition from the CMOS to the Windows load screen is (or appears to be) ok. I was really, really, really hoping that I didn't have to do a "clean" install. Maybe some file(s) have been corrupted (or changed).

Many will say that XP needs 1 GB of RAM. You may also... Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Type %temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK".

I think MicroSoft says, unless there's a big problem elsewhere, that the program should make your XP PC boot (from the bottom) in fewer than 30 seconds. Co-authors: 79 Updated: Views:2,193,012 "This was excellent. Why is the name "Rigel", and especially "Rigel VII", used in multiple universes? if you don't already have one)- Insert Recovery Console CD and Restart PC- When Dell Boot Logo Appears PRESS F12- Select CD-Drive, press enter- Once recovery console loads (may take 1-2

Sep 27, 2011 #2 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,432 +77 This sort of thing can impiicate a failing HDD (or even motherboard). Often systems will slow down massively if they're trying to resolve a hostname and struggle to find the DNS server or the host itself. Happy computing !! Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech

Scared of money being "locked away" in retirement accounts How can asymmetrically powerful states be balanced? (AKA why don't legendary heroes rule the world) What's the most advanced weapon a time Any that you don't want, disable them in the Services console, (Start > Run, type in ''services.msc''). Check the disk for any issues Start, Run, CMD ChkDsk.exe /f 2c. Win xp does not need any to start.

I loaded XP 6 times now and it runs fine... so what im saying is that after the computer "actually starts up after the beep" , starting up is relatively fast. Irv S. Then, it allows you to "Optimize System".

So, it seems to me, it's a case of 2 + 2 = 4. Thankx. This is the sort of challenge that bytes Word to describe "to talk excitedly about something"? Is it possible to pay a visit to only ONE synagogue in Prague?

update: i've defraged all drives, cut my memory back to 512MB (out of 1.5GB) and killed all unnecessary background/startup progs.Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)Language: I have found Spybot (free version) to be a great help. Wife has the exact same system and her's runs like a pro, so it's not a hardware conflict issue that I know of. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Re:Did you turn off DMA...

See HERE > Are you using any network drives or network printers? Look for Black Viper list or theeldergeek.com under S for services. The desktop is a system folder, and everthing on it is pre-loaded into memory. That being said, this solution has had much success in dealing with the Windows XP slow boot problem of all of the machines that we have encountered them on.

by stephensac2000 / June 6, 2004 1:30 AM PDT In reply to: Re:Re:Re:XP running painfully slow Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - same problem by bristolman / January 17, Two things I need to do next! I would go further and increase it to a minimum of 2 GB's.3] That 24 GB hard disk may be getting full.

Re-enable if it makes no difference, but of course, if it does, enable one at a time to see which causes the problem......

Almost done! but the thing is that my problem is not that of a slow startup of windows.. Not the answer you're looking for? ABOUT About Us Contact Us Discussion Forum Advertising Privacy Policy GET ARTICLES BY EMAIL Enter your email address to get our daily newsletter.

from IDE to SATA, because this really does not have the correct drivers in your existing copy of Windows. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. Such a simple solution, but I just overlooked a complete program uninstall (could have been any program I was running I suppose), and reinstall. Peace,Leo Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I tried it by SDphoto / May 31, 2005 3:00 AM PDT In reply to: And Windows *always* does what it's supposed

Don't under-estimate the powers of spyware. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2007 4:09 AM PDT In reply to: Bootvis error - re: invalid system config. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. XP then automaticly contacts MS, files are automaticly updated & POOF!!!

I tried to get into Task Manager and close programs one at a time, but nothing seemed to make a difference. FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. Is there a way to fix this? TechSpot is a registered trademark.

Already have an account? There are some limitations with XbootMgr.exe. Possible solution is an immediate disk defrag, disk clean, disk check. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here.

Let me know if you have any success, Ken Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Re:Re:XP running painfully slow by James_Cook / November 26, 2004 9:02 AM PST In Using Google will help. Wish me luck. what about the drivers for my Nostromo n52?

I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary under the processes tab, As I've stated before, I have done many virus scans before, including scans you can do online, and nothing I have been told XBootMgr.exe can work on XP… Can you confirm ?