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Booting In Windows98 Takes 20 Minutes

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by SUNSHINE7975, Nov 13, 2001.

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  1. SUNSHINE7975

    SUNSHINE7975 Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2001
    For the past week my windows 98 takes 20 minutes to boot. Once I'm finally up and running things seem normal. I've run an updated virus scan and it was clean. Nothing has been downloaded nor have any changes been made to configuration.
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Hello Sunshine, and welcome to the board.

    Let's see if the problem is related to any files in startup or autoexec.bat. You will need to be offline to do this.

    Go to start and run msconfig

    On the General tab clear the checks for "startup group", autoexec.bat (and config.sys while you are at it).

    If Windows boots "normally" (within 2 or 3 min), then something in one of those files is hanging things up. (Do you have an antivirus scanning on startup?). You can go back and re-enable them selectively to isolate the problem, or all at once if there is no difference.

    Before you do this, go to the site below and download "Bootlog Analyzer" to a convenient folder. We may want to use this later.

  3. p5mmx10g


    Oct 6, 2001
    is there any network adapter on your computer?

    if so, it will take alittle bit longer to boot up your computer
  4. Shadow2531


    Apr 30, 2001
    I am jumping the gun here so try these things last....

    While you are at it trying all the great suggestions, check to see if your hard drive is in compatibility mode by going to start>run>msconfig>advanced> and see if "force compatibility mode acces" is checked.

    It could be possible that your ide drivers are not initializing for whatever reason.

    Bootlog analyzer can usually tell you this.

    If you uncheck the compatibility mode box (if it is checked) and restart, it might fix the problem, but if your ide drivers don't intitialize, you might have to go into safe mode and edit the registry to be able to boot back up.

    However, if it is not checked, you can check it and restart. If you comptuer boots up normal, then you might be on to something.

    does your motherboard have an intel chipset? Or an Ali.

    If it has Intel, you may have to run the ultra dma installer.

    plus check out device manager
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