Windows XP bootup pauses
Posted on 2006-05-17
Dear experts, I have windows XP pro desktop. When it boots up there is a pause of up to a minute just before the welcome screen is displayed. I have used bootvis to see what is happening and it tells me that there is about a 60-70 second period where pagefile prefetch and registry reading are occurring. During that period there is no visible or audible disk activity occurring and cpu activity is very very low to nil.
Pagefile is not fragmented PAgedefrag says it's all in one fragment.
I've considered messing with layout.ini but not sure if that's wise. Could be a hardware issue or timeout of somesort as I've recently had a new motherboard installed but the problem was not evident directly after the new motherboard, it came about some time after and I can't pinpoint anything in particular that I changed.
Could anyone offer an opinion on where I should look?