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Windows taking long time to boot

Any time i switch on my computer the windows xp loading logo uses up to 11min.before finish loading and i hav reinstall windows several time to stop this mess.the computer run on 192mb of RAm,hard disk 10GB,processor 600MHZ.help me out

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    Obiora Micheal Jan 31, 2008

    it didnt work,but early this morning i cracked my brain and i remember the hard ware i plucked last on my pc it was a bad SOUND CARD.so i remove it and my windows is now working fine

  • Obiora Micheal
    Obiora Micheal Jan 31, 2008

    it didnt work,but early this morning i cracked my brain and i remember the hard ware i plucked last on my pc it was a bad SOUND CARD.so i remove it and my windows is now working fine

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Boot Your Computer from the Windows XP CD
Turn the computer on. When the Dell logo screen appears, perform the following steps:
Press the key on the keyboard. (A Boot Menu appears.)
Insert the Windows XP Operating System CD into the CD Drive of your computer.
Press the key to highlight the first CD-Rom listing.
Press the key to boot from the Windows XP CD.
Press the to boot from the Windows XP CD when prompted. You will have only a few seconds, watch closely for the message. (The Windows XP installation begins.)
After several moments of initializing some modules, the Windows XP Setup screen appears.
Press the key on the keyboard. (The Windows XP Licensing Agreement appears.)
Press the key to agree and continue. (Setup searches for previous versions of Windows.)
Press the key if any previous versions of Windows are found. (The Windows XP Setup partition window appears.)
NOTE: If C: Partition2 [NTFS] is listed on the screen, complete all of the steps below. If you do not see the listing, you can skip to step * Press the key to create a new partition using the size listed..
Use the arrow keys to highlight the listing and then press the key.
Press the key to delete the partition.
Press the key to confirm deletion of the partition.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Unpartitioned space.
* Press the key to create a new partition using the size listed.
Press the key to start formatting with NTFS. Setup will examine the computer/copy files;
this may take some time.
During the graphical user interface phase of setup you will set the following options:
1. Regional and Language Options.
2. Computer Name (Windows XP Professional will also require an Administrator password to be created).
3. Personalize Your Software
4. Modem Dialing Information (if a modem is present).
5. Date and Time Settings.
When these are done, the computer will restart automatically. When the computer finishes restarting the Finishing Setup phase begins. You are required to input information during this phase.
1. Click the OK button at the Display settings window.
2. Click the Next button at the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window.
3. Click to select No, not at this time at the Ready to register with Microsoft window and then click the Next button.
4. Click to select No, not at this time at the Do you want to set up Internet access now? and then click the Next button.
5. Type the user name of your choice in the Your name: text box at the Who will use this computer? Type the name of any additional users who will use the computer in the additional text boxes provided and then click the Next button.
6. Click the Finish button at the Thank you!

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Immediately after seeing the Dell logo, keep tapping the 'F8' key,
until you see a "menu" (white text over a black background)
giving "startup" options for Windows XP.

Select "Safe Mode" and see if you can start in that mode.
Then, use "System Restore" to go "back" in time, to the most-recent checkpoint (date/time) where your computer _DID_ work.

Restore to that point, and restart.

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try it and please if you have any problem please comment

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Had a similar problem like this several times. Try choosing safe mode. Safe mode will load the required drivers. After safe mode finishes the loading process, restart your computer and choose to start windows normally. The problem you mention usually happens when the computer is turned off without using normal shut down procedures. Also happens when you have a sudden power outage.

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This happens when the computer gets full of "junk" (this happens with any computer over time) and can be remedied with a fresh windows install.

If you don't plan to reinstall windows in near future I suggest you go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and uninstall any software you don't use/need

Also tweaking the system registry migh help speed up boot time:

1. Click ‘Start’ then 'Run’
2. Type in ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’
3. Navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Cur rentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\ ‘
4. Right-click on “EnablePrefetcher” and set the value to ‘0′
5. Close 'Regedit'
6. Navigate to 'Windows\Prefetch' folder (usualy drive on C:) and delete all its contents
5. Reboot.
7. Enjoy greatly improved boot time ;]

Hope this helps!

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