For some reason my desktop takes a long time to boot up, it’s only when it hits the Windows XP Splash. The splash can take from 1 to 1.5 minutes alone. Once the splash is done, the programs load fast. I’m stumped!
Here are some of the things I’ve done;
AVG virusscan, Malwarebytes scan, Spybot scan, Super AntiSpyware scan. Nothing Detected!
Added more ram, currently it’s at 3GB.
I changed the System Configuration Utility Start Up and Services to only start and load the bare essentials. I left anything listed from Microsoft alone.
The Start up selection is currently at selective start up and the Boot.INI tab has /NOGUIBOOT checked off.
I went into BIOS and checked the Boot Sequence to ensure that it’s booting from the Hard Drive and not the CD Rom Drive. I also checked to make sure there weren’t any discs in the drives; I know sometimes this can slow up the boot process.
I changed the Startup and Recovery Settings by unchecking "Time to Display list of Operating Systems and Time to display recovery options when needed.
Performed a Scan disk and disc Defrag.
Im currently running XP SP2.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.