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Windows takes ages to load (Hardware Related ?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pillinwizz, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. pillinwizz

    pillinwizz Thread Starter

    Feb 26, 2007

    I'm pretty sure this is an hardware problem and not a software problem.

    When booting the PC the windows xp boot screen loads longer than any computer i have ever seen .

    1. It can't be a virus as when i format it still happens

    2. I've even tried different Hard Drives so i dont think its that (Recently Bought new 1)

    3.I've also used different copies of windows XP (My disk & My brother's Disk)

    Any ideas maybe ?
    PC Specs
    Windows Xp Home SP2
    CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 DUAL 5000+ ( 2.81GHZ )
    RAM = 2x2gb OCZ GOLD ddr2 pc2 6400 (only shows 3.25gb , I do know why !)
    Motherboard = ASUS M2N-ESLI NVIDIA

    Thanks Joe.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    You may have narrowed it down to memory (though the drive and its configuration may be at fault, too):

    MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
    Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

    If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

    If you are running Vista and can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:


    Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.
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