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How do I indentify why my pc won't always boot correctly

I've have a problem with my pc not booting correctly every time.

50% of the time it boots fine, but on the other occasions it boots very slow taking at least an additional two minutes.  

I get a blank screen just after the Windows XP home screen and before the 'Welcome Screen' of about a minute but it normally doesn't take anywhere near as long as that.  Actually it doesn't even get to the welcome screen when it doesn't book correctly, and I get a message just saying windows is loading.

Once it has loaded my system automatically connects to my wireless network fine (I can see it's connected in network connections) but won't let me surf the internet.  When I choose to search for available networks mine doesn't show either.  The rest of the system seems to work fine.  

I've enabled boot log in msconfig and have attached firstly a failed boot log followed by a successful boot log.  On the failed log I notice it loads the kmixer.sys many times, on the example 8 times but it has been as little as 2 but as many as 12.  It also tries to load it BEFORE service pack 2, should this happen? Every time it boots successfully it doesn't load this driver before service pack 2 but later on, which I guess is correct?

To try and resolve the problem I've totally wiped the drive and re-installed 'windows XP home' on my pc, thinking it may have been a corrupted file.

Any advise would be grateful as it's a pain having to re-boot just to connect to my network correctly.  I'm not the most technical of pc guys, so please be patient.

Thanks
Steve
Failed Boot:
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
 Service Pack 211 21 2007 23:12:21.500
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver pci.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver pciide.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver intelide.sys
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver sr.sys
Loaded driver PxHelp20.sys
Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver NDIS.sys
Loaded driver RecAgent.sys
Loaded driver Mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ialmnt5.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbuhci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ews88wdm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\SlWdmSup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\slntamr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\Mtlmnt5.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Modem.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fdc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\serenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\parport.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\InCDPass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ALCXWDM.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\audstub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\psched.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspti.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\update.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ialmkchw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ialmsbw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MODEMCSA.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Sfloppy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Changer.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdaudio.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avgclean.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mnmdd.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\InCDfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\InCDrec.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\processr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\swmidi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fips.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7core.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7rsw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7rsxp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usb8023.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbscan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbprint.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\sunkfilt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\usbaudio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LV302AV.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxdav.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ParVdm.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avgtdi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sysaudio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\splitter.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\aec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\swmidi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\DMusic.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\drmkaud.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\HTTP.sys
 
Successful Boot:
 Service Pack 211 21 2007 23:22:14.500
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver pci.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver pciide.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver intelide.sys
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver sr.sys
Loaded driver PxHelp20.sys
Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver NDIS.sys
Loaded driver RecAgent.sys
Loaded driver Mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ialmnt5.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbuhci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ews88wdm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\SlWdmSup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\slntamr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\Mtlmnt5.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Modem.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fdc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\serenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\parport.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\InCDPass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ALCXWDM.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\audstub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\psched.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\raspti.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\update.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ialmkchw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ialmsbw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MODEMCSA.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Sfloppy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Changer.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdaudio.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avgclean.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mnmdd.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\InCDfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\InCDrec.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\processr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\swmidi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fips.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7core.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7rsw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avg7rsxp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usb8023.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbscan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\usbprint.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\sunkfilt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\usbaudio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\LV302AV.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\mrxdav.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sysaudio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\splitter.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\aec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\swmidi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\DMusic.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\drmkaud.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ParVdm.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\avgtdi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\HTTP.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys

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weders2005
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accrainCommented:
Check your event log for any errors that are showing up repeatedly and post them, that will tell me more about what is causing the system to hang on startup. Also if you are using the builtin Wireless Zero Config utility to connect wirelessly then you can start that service by going to Start >> Run >> type "cmd" >> enter "sc.exe start wzcsvc" in the prompt. This will start the service allowing you to find wireless networks.
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holthdCommented:
Have you installed an extra Audio card? If so, try to remove the physical card and leave it out for some time. Reboot a couple of times to check if that's whats slowing your booting.
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weders2005Author Commented:
Attached is the system event log showing the errors only that appeared after a boot that wasn't successful.

I re-booted afterwards which was fine and no errors showed.
22/11/07	13:35:28	PSched	Error	None	14107	N/A	HOME	QoS [Adapter {9C6CB572-30BE-4FA1-8777-DF8B9C5E8EEA}]:
The Packet Scheduler could not initialize the virtual miniport with NDIS.
22/11/07	13:35:28	PSched	Error	None	14103	N/A	HOME	QoS [Adapter {9C6CB572-30BE-4FA1-8777-DF8B9C5E8EEA}]:
The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.
22/11/07	13:35:28	PSched	Error	None	14103	N/A	HOME	QoS [Adapter {9C6CB572-30BE-4FA1-8777-DF8B9C5E8EEA}]:
The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.
22/11/07	13:35:28	PSched	Error	None	14103	N/A	HOME	QoS [Adapter {9C6CB572-30BE-4FA1-8777-DF8B9C5E8EEA}]:
The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.
22/11/07	13:35:28	PSched	Error	None	14103	N/A	HOME	QoS [Adapter {9C6CB572-30BE-4FA1-8777-DF8B9C5E8EEA}]:
The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.

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accrainCommented:
From the error log it looks like you wireless NIC drivers need to be updated. I would check out the manufactures website for updates and if none are listed there then try the website for the brand of computer you have.
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weders2005Author Commented:
I needed to update the soundcard drivers to.
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