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chinchye

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Hi,
I am using windowsXP on my laptop.
After switching on my laptop, windowsXP prompt me to enter my password, and after entering the password and pressing enter, everything seems to freeze, and it takes a very long time for the desktop to appear.

I scanned the system with Avast, and theres no virus found.
Whats wrong with my system? What must I do.

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I'd suggest running a chkdsk on your drive first. Go to Start > Run, and type:
chkdsk /f

Answer "y" to checking the drive on next boot and reboot. You should see the disk being checked and repaired at boot time.
 

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Elvandil said:
I'd suggest running a chkdsk on your drive first. Go to Start > Run, and type:
chkdsk /f

Answer "y" to checking the drive on next boot and reboot. You should see the disk being checked and repaired at boot time.
Ok, I've tried the above and the results are the same as it was, still takes about 2mins to see the desktop after logging in.

And so after some trial and errors, I pull out the eternet connection (this connection to access the internet) from my laptop, and when I restart windows, its ok, that is, windowsXP takes the normal usual time to reach desktop after logging in, and when I plug in the eternet connection to my laptop so as to access the internet, again windows is slow to reach desktop after logging in.

So what must I do, now that I know that the slowdown is caused by the eternet connection. One way I can think off is to disable the "local area connection" (the eternet connection), and to enable it only after I see the desktop.

Is there a way out.

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I've seen this a few times where it takes a while to get the IP address assigned when using DHCP. In those cases I just statically entered the IP information and the problem was resolved.
 

chinchye

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scubasteveae said:
Are the ethernet card drivers up to date?
Thanks everybody. I think I may have to check the drivers again and will post the results here.
 
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