Starting HTTPD at bootup has been hanging for 3 hours

Why is this process taking so long to start, or is it just hanging?  And more importantly, how do I get around it.
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There is likely something awry in your /etc/httpd.conf file, which is causing the problem.  Are you using Apache web server?  What distribution of Linux is this, and do you need Apache running?
Do you need a web server, sounds like you don't know what httpd is.  What version of linux are you using?  

If you using Red Hat just run linuxconf from the console and goto Control -> Control Service Activity then select httpd and uncheck the box automatically start.

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one more comment....sorry didn't see that you never got passed the hang, what version of linux are you using. if you are using 6.0 or newer press I at startup during load.  It'll activate interactive load and let you select which processes to activate at bootup.
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