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How to diagnose reason behind long boot-up

Posted on 2003-10-22
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I've got a Laptop running Windows 2000 Server.

After logging in, it often takes up to 5 minutes before the boot-up completes (displays icons on desktop).

How can I detect precisely what is taking so long to cause this?

Thanks.
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by:qfren
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hi:

try to check if there is any background process or startup item running...

Click on start->run->then type in "msconfig" without ""
Click on the startup tab,
there you'll have a listing of all programs that startup when your computer starts up.
Simply uncheck the one you dont want to startup when you computer start up


*Windows 2000 dont have msconfig
Download the  files here
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm

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>>backup ur registry first before u try this,in case ur registry corrupt unexpectally u can restore it back

Start>Run>regedit

Find the following branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Run

Don't delete anything you are not sure about though or you could end up with probems.

Also look in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Sofare>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Run
but note that these settings affect all users of the computer, not just the one currently signed in.
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qfren earned 100 total points
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visit this and see if u need it...

Correcting System Hang at Startup
http://www.windowsxpatoz.com/cgi-bin/performance/index.cgi?answer=1036282950&id=1036282433



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by:skbohler
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I downloaded MSConfig and even followed the advice in the site you mentioned. It didn't help.

Is there some way to trace the boot-up as each process starts to see which one is running while it's hanging?
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by:qfren
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>>..to see which one is running while it's hanging?
press Ctrl + Alt + Del, go to Task Manager...


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by:skbohler
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Unfortunately, it wouldn't bring up the Task Manager until after the hanging.
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by:DRRYAN3
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If the DNS server this server is using does not support dynamic DNS you will experience a lengthy delay at boot time.  
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by:skbohler
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My desktop uses the same DNS server, yet it does not have a delay. Thanks for trying though!
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by:DRRYAN3
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Is the desktop also running W2K Server, or W2K Pro?
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by:skbohler
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It's running W2K Server.
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by:qfren
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would like to know the outcome

thanks...

mc
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