change windows xp startup ?

October 7, 2015 at 20:26:58
Specs: Windows XP pro , 3.2g / 2gb
I just did a clean reinstall of win xp and now my startup screen looks like this. It never did before and it's very slow to finally load. Once loaded all seems fine. Is there anyway I can stop this screen from starting. It's just annoying being so slow to get the computer started.
I'm sorry I thought I could add an image of the screen. But anyway it's black with a bar graph loading thing across the bottom of the screen, once it finally loads then windows starts like it used to.
Thank you.

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#1
October 7, 2015 at 23:24:07
That screen is always there but it usually either doesn't show at all or flashes by real quick. It's not that screen that's slowing things down--that screen is showing because it's booting so slow.

Since it's a fresh install I suppose it could be a driver problem or it may be something with the hard drive. Did you remove the old partition and then have a new one created to do the install or did you do it some other way?

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#2
October 8, 2015 at 16:29:59
Is this the link you meant to post:
http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/...

What was the reason for the re-install? The reason I'm asking is in case it is a hardware fault as you still have issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
October 9, 2015 at 12:22:57
Yes that is the right link and picture. I reinstalled windows in hopes of cleaning up the computer. I'm not real computer smart so sorry if I don't answer the right way or technically correct. When I reinstalled windows all I remember is I had it reformat the HD. In harware devices the only yellow ? I have is for the video controller. Could that be why it is slow loading. I have tried several times to install the drivers for it and it says it can't locate them. The computer is an older HP 800 3.2g with 2 gig ram and 250 gig HD.

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#4
October 9, 2015 at 14:39:01
I think drivers aren't loading yet when that screen is showing but I can't be 100% sure drivers aren't the problem. You'd need to go the HP support page for your model to find the drivers. Doing the 'windows search' for drivers often won't find anything.

The other option is try another reinstall just in case some flukey thing happened during the first one.

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#5
October 9, 2015 at 21:14:36
Thanks I'll give it one more shot. I have been running linux mint off a live dvd for quite some time. I think if another install doesn't fix it I will just install linux and get away from windows.

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#6
October 10, 2015 at 06:15:19
"The computer is an older HP 800"

I don't know what an 800 is (probably missing part of the model), but go to the HP site & download the graphics drivers manually.


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#7
October 10, 2015 at 11:41:20
It is an a800n. I have been to hp's site and reinstalled all drivers, according to device manager everything is ok now, no yellow ? or ! but that screen is still there and takes a long time to load. Before the format and reinstall it started fine. I put the disk back in and did a repair and still the same.

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#8
October 10, 2015 at 14:59:31
You probably need to do a format and then reinstall, not just a repair.

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#9
October 10, 2015 at 15:30:54
While you were at HP did you happen to compare your BIOS version with the latest/last release for it? Good time to fix known issues with older computers that way.

I'm suspecting that the hard drive is not operating at top speed for unknown reasons, you might try a benchtest program if you have Windows up and running to do the test with via some downloaded tester. Sure sounds to me like it's missing a couple of UDMA speed notches for what ever reason. You should always see that screen, but it should still boot at the speed you've been accustomed to in the past as well.

Is it about time the hard drive fell on it's nose and died anyway? If it's barely alive now it might not be capable of higher speeds anymore. Only you can answer that one.

Lee


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#10
October 11, 2015 at 11:32:37
I ran HD Tune and the HD drive seems fine and worked fine until the reinstall. I downloaded the newer bios from HP but it says it can't install. To daveincaps I did format the harddrive on the new install a few days ago. If I have to format again just to do the repair I think it will be time to just dump windows.

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#11
October 29, 2015 at 14:42:35
"I think it will be time to just dump windows"

It's a very old system.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/documen...

http://support.hp.com/us-en/documen...

When you reinstalled XP, did you delete the partition, then create a new one, & then format? And what disk are you using? You said you have an HP a800n so why does your screenshot show "Thinkvantage Technologies" which is Lenovo?

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