Boot-up - network too long load time?
Posted on 2002-04-09
I have a very annoying problem. When I boot up WinXP(prof), everything loads real quick and nice until the GUI is up. Then there is a long pause of about a minute or so when -something- is happening. During this time I can move the mouse pointer around and even start up some things, but the OS seems to be doing some sort of work in the background, because most apps are impossible to start or even see before that minute is up. This is especially true of the networking parts, so my guess is that this "pause" is due to the system setting up the network. After the minute has passed, most of the hardware lights up and is ready to go. My question is whether there's a way to get rid of this lag time or if I'm stuck with it. Maybe there's a way to meddle with the network so that it doesn't take so long to load? I'd be grateful for any ideas...