XP Hangs on Boot (Very slow)

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MMatt524

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Greetings,

Running into a problem on my laptop running Windows XP Home... Boot times have ranged from as low as 2 minutes and as long as 4:30 since I got the computer. I understand that WinXP typically loads ~1 minute. Granted, I have a few programs running at startup (virus scan, odyssey client, etc), but 4 minutes is rediculous.

I've run Bootvis and gotten times down to around 120-140 seconds, but the "logon" task seems to hang still. It runs for about 70-90 of those 140 seconds, which coincides with CPU usage of between 0 and 20%, nothing major. This coincides with Window's blue welcome screen during the startup... so the boot goes fine until then, and after then, iut's just that it sits at "Welcome" for the better part of a minute and a half.

I've read some posts around various forums and made sure to disable the autodetect of TCP/IP settings on connections I'm not using, thinking that it was hanging there as it tried to find a domain or IP address for connections that don't exist. I've also killed most of the tasks that I don't need to run at startup through msconfig, but as I said, I'm still waiting 2 minutes per reboot.

Any ideas as to why the logon portion of the startup is sitting there for so long with no change? And more importantly, any ideas on how to fix it?

Much appreciated.

- Matt
 
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