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Post startup delay before anything works. Help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Flyboy, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. Flyboy

    Flyboy Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I have a big problem with XP.

    I have just installed XP Pro on a brand new hard drive. The trouble is, after bootup and logon, some things cannot be accessed for about 2-3 minutes. For example, If I right click on My Computer and select 'Properties' nothing happens.
    Then after a time, the System Properties box pops up and everything works fine again.
    Also, the Norton Antivirus icon in the notification area has a cross through it during this time. Then suddenly the cross dissappears.
    Some progs do not work for this time either, eg. Winamp.
    After this 2-3 mins has elapsed, everything is as normal!
    What's going on??

    This is driving me nuts, especially as it's not my PC.
    Please help!

    The specs are:
    ECS K7S5A m/b
    Athlon XP1800+
    512MB DDR-RAM
    Geforce 4 MX
    SB Live!

    This is all brand new stuff except the sound card.
     
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  3. Flyboy

    Flyboy Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but I found the solution....

    The network card (which I forgot to mention before) was causing the delay on startup. I removed it and the problem was gone.
    Luckily, this PC does'nt need one anyway so it can stay out.


    Cheers
     
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