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Re: Long boot up time for Windows PC

 
 
Baron
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      01-20-2008
Sid B wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm having problems with my home computer which takes too long to boot
> up. The problem is *MOST* likely not related to Windows itself
> because:
>
> - it takes too long for the Windows loading screen to show, but not
> that long for Windows to load up fully (see video)
> - within the BIOS, pressing the arrow keys to move the cursor still
> takes a long time to refresh the screen (approximately 5-8 seconds for
> it to refresh the view) which is HIGHLY abnormal for any PC.
>
> Interesting points in the video (link:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsgDEOrz3i4): 0:36 mins - Start of
> booting process 8:00 mins - Start of Windows loading
> 9:45 mins - Windows restores full control
>
> 7 minutes and 24 seconds is just too long for any Windows PC to boot
> up, let alone a 2.4GHz PC... The point of uploading the video is to
> indicate that it is clearly not a Windows problem. Secondly, there is
> a small white arrow-like mark which appears two inches from the bottom
> left corner of the screen during the long wait... not sure why that
> happens.
>
> The systeminfo dump is listed below. If anyone requires any more
> information about the machine, lemme know... Suggestions on how to
> tackle this are most welcome!
>
> Thanks,
> Sid
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> Host Name: HOMEPC
> OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
> OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
> OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
> OS Build Type: Uniprocessor Free
> Registered Owner: XYZ
> Registered Organization:
> Product ID: ABC87-015-6614846-22DEF
> Original Install Date: 10/13/2005, 6:06:43 PM
> System Up Time: 0 Days, 2 Hours, 21 Minutes, 26 Seconds
> System Manufacturer: INTEL_
> System Model: D845GVS1
> System type: X86-based PC
> Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
> [01]: x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3
> GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
> BIOS Version: INTEL - 20040216
> Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
> System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
> Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
> System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
> Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
> Time Zone: (GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New
> Delhi
> Total Physical Memory: 254 MB
> Available Physical Memory: 62 MB
> Virtual Memory: Max Size: 2,048 MB
> Virtual Memory: Available: 2,002 MB
> Virtual Memory: In Use: 46 MB
> Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
> Domain: MSHOME
> Logon Server: \\HOMEPC
> Hotfix(s): 224 Hotfix(s) Installed.
> ***LIST REMOVED***
>
> NetWork Card(s): 2 NIC(s) Installed.
> [01]: ZyXEL USB ADSL Modem (RFC1483 Mode)
> Connection Name: Local Area
> Connection 2
> [02]: NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g Wireless PCI
> Adapter
> Connection Name: Wireless Network
> Connection
> DHCP Enabled: Yes
> DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
> IP address(es)
> [01]: 192.168.1.38


Have a good look at the main board for bad caps. Any that are bulging
or leaking.

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Best Regards:
Baron.
 
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