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Solved: Startup taking long!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shyamsakha, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. shyamsakha

    shyamsakha Thread Starter

    Feb 20, 2006
    When i start up my computer, just before the XP loading screen, a black screen with a dash on the top left of the screen is shown for 4-5 mintues and then after so long does the computer start. What shall i do?
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    Try booting up with nothing else connected to the PC except mouse & keyboard.
    If it boots up now with no delay, something you disconnected is causing it.

    In some cases, a BIOS update will fix it, but find out what the BIOS update actually fixes before applying it. Don't just apply it and hope for the best. BIOS updates (if there are any) are available from the your PC manufacturer's website.
  3. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    I strongly suggest you DO NOT update your BIOS until and if you have a specific reason to do so. There are many other reasons for slow startup which should be addressed first. Please download HiJackThis (HJT). Its a free download. Install HJT in its default location

    Close all open windows, including browser.

    Run HJT and select "Do a system scan and save a logfile".

    The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy the entire log file content and paste it into the body of your next post.


    There are only a few Trusted Adviser's on the TSG forum authorized to perform HJT log file analysis, so be patient. I will notify one of them about your HJT log file after it is posted
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Submit a HiJackThis scan log, as requested.

    Do NOT attempt to update the BIOS!

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