XP extrmely slow startup - blue progress bar takes over 5 mins
Posted on 2003-02-26
New here so hi!
I have a strange problem, I have a brand new install of XP, fully up to date with all the MS patches, but when I boot the machine 2 things are happening
1) when checking fr IDE devices, the system hangs for about 15 seconds before continuing with boot.
2) the blue progress bar when loading XP takes over 5 minutes to complete before windows opens... i counted the blue bar going across the screen 93 times!!
My lodgers PC uses XP and the blue bar appears no more than 5-6 times!
I am not to concerned about problem 1) but have put it here as they may be related?
I would really appreciate any help!
PS - my system setup is as follows:
GEFORCE 4 MX 4400
ATHLON XP 1800
1 GIG DDR RAM
80GB WESTERN DIGITAL HDD
SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY PLATINUM EXT