Re: Long boot up time for Windows PC

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Baron, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Baron

    Baron Guest

    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.

    --
    Best Regards:
    Baron.
     
    Baron, Jan 20, 2008
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