In reference to a system about 2 years old.
shuttle ak38 mb
athlon xp 2000
1 stick 512 pc2100
I'm not sure how long this problem has been going on as its not my computer.
I just reformatted - installed winxp - msoffice - norton anti-virus 2004 - & did the win update thing. Also installed the drivers from the ak38 disk. I mention this to let you guys know that there isn't a bunch of stuff installed including spyware / adware.
Problem: It takes a long time to boot. It takes about 100 seconds from the time I hit the power button till you see the windows desktop. It seems to hang on the black screen with the windows logo on - the little blue activity band stops scrolling.
For this machine - is this a long time to boot?
Also - what should the cpu freq be set at? fsb?
How about other settings that can be adjusted to improve performance?
Note - I don't want to overclock - just 'good' settings.
Are there hardware issues that affect boot time?