This problem pertains to boot lag in Win2k. I can boot into windows, it just takes a long time. Here is the necessary info:
-Windows 2000 Profesional SP4 + all critical updates @ windowsupdate
-Latest Drivers for all hardware
-Minimum necessary services running [list of all services]:
*Application Management - Manual
*COM+ Event System - Manual
*Network Connections - Automatic
*Plug and Play - Manual
*Remote Procedure Call [RPC] - Automatic
*Telephony - Manual
*Tiny Personal Firewall - Automatic
*Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension - Manual
1.6 GHZ P4-Mobile
256 MB PC-2100 DDR RAM
30 GB 4200 RPM HDD
Geforce2 GO 32 MB GPU
My system is setup to my liking. I ran gpedit.msc + tweakui to get everything locked down and proper. The problem is, a slow boot or a boot lag. After getting through the "welcome to windows" and "preparing network connections" window, I get a blank, blue screen. This screen sits idle for apx. 45 secs, then boots into windows. I believed it to first happen after finally getting my system configured how I wanted it. Boot didnt use to take this long, it used to be instantaneous.
All viruses + spyware have been scanned for, my notebook is pretty much locked down in every way. OS memory usage is only 60 MB. I have more than sufficient RAM for my daily operations.
Maybe I need to change a registry setting? Any ideas?