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When I restart or turn on my desktop computer a black screen with white cursor is displayed during 15 minutes then Microsoft Windows Vista starts normally. Throughout this time I am able to Start Task Manager application with Crtl+Al+Del Windows command. Under Task manager application LanmanServer service is starting and all services below are inactive. Does anyone know how to make this required service start more quickly?

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Ruben
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To perform a clean boot on a computer that is running Windows Vista, follow these steps.
Click Start
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, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.


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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
Click OK.
When you are prompted, click Restart.
After the computer starts, start the game or program and check whether the problem is resolved.
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Thank you for the answer TG_Tech.  I did exactly what you recommended, but the problem continues.
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Try Safeboot with and without network. One or both should be relatively fast.

Also, check and update your drivers. Pay special attention to the network card drivers and you should re-install those, even if they're up to date, in case they are corrupt.


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If loggin onto a network, via DNS rather than static IP, verify DNS settings.  

If you are not ...  I'm still looking around to see how I beat this when I went to VISTA.
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disconnect all peripherals, and extra disk and CD drives; then try again
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inbox788:     Thanks for your recommendation.  When I restart or turn on in safeboot with and without network it works really fast with or without peripherals connected.

TG_Tech:     When I perform a clean boot the computer displays the same black screen with white cursor for a long time. It is weird because after 20 minutes the screen saver works but not the icons or taskbar.

nobus:          Thanks for your response. I turned on my computer with monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected only and the problem continues.

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test if it boots normally from a bootable cd like knoppix :
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V6.0.1CD-2009-02-08-EN.iso
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It seems that lanmanserver service is the one who is hanging. Any thoughts?
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disable the lan in the bios, or remove the network card.
you can also test with another lan card
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I apologize for the delay on my response.

nobus, I tried your solution but didn't work. I did a little bit more research on Lanmanserver and it seems to be the culprit

I found this info recently but haven't implemented all the proposed solutions

Any thoughts?
<http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/35616-windows-vista-freezes-crashes-becomes-unresponsive.html>
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So, it was Lanmanserver after all.

This fix solved it:

http://oldergeeks.com/blog/2009/01/28/vista-startsboots-very-slowly-may-take-10-30-minutes-to-load/

Vista starts/boots very slowly. May take 10-30 minutes to load. You may also notice that when you go into services, lanmanserver is stuck in starting mode. This might seem like a nightmare but it is pretty easy to fix.

1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:
\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler
3. In the right window double click DependOnService
4. Add the following three items to the list (there are probably at least two items already, each item gets its own line).
LanmanWorkstation
LanmanServer
LmHosts

5. From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:
\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetLogon
6. Double click the DependOnService entry
7. You will see the item in the list called LanManWorkstation (may be the only item).
8. Change LanmanWorkstation to be LanmanServer (DO NOT JUST ADD IT TO THE LIST. THERE MUST NOT BE A LanManWorkstation IN THIS LIST)
9. Click OK and quit Registry Editor.
10. Restart Windows Vista.
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