I am working on a client's laptop (OS XP) that takes about 5 minutes to boot. But works fine once it has boot.
RAM 3 Gigs (the task manager says 3.3 gigs?), lots of HDD space, deframentation okbut one consistent error in the event (system) viewer every time I restart the PC. The details are:
red error in event viewer
Service Control Manager
error ID 7006
The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for Start with the following error:
Access is denied.
Microsoft doesn't have much to say about this error.
My question: Could this be the the cause of the slow boot? How do I fix this?
Thanks in advance.