6200 Slow boot time
Posted on 2013-01-23
I am trying to figure out if anyone else has heard of this issue.
I have been having issues with the HP 6200 SFF desktop unit.
The issue is the boot time.We have our computer's imaged with XP on them for the 6200 model.After turning the unit on out of the box it loads the Windows OS splash screen and then after the splash screen it just displays a black screen for about 10-15 minutes then loads the Windows Login screen.If it is left on it is not a problem it is when it is shut down.Once the unit boots up then it sits there for 10-15 minutes.
I have called HP and they weren't aware of this issue.The only way to fix the issue is to re-image the computer.
The problem is that there are more then 30 of these units that would need to be re-.imaged.I was wondering if there was a fix someone new about that could help.
I have done the following from other post's I have seen through different forums none of them have worked though.
The things that I have tried -
flashed BIOS to 2.15A
reinstalled AHCI via Windows Updates
reinstalled Intel MEC
applied latest Windows Updates
upgraded Intel Graphics to 188.8.131.5287
I have also tried the following below which doesn't seem to help much.
this is the workaround for this issue.
1) boot the computer
2) open notepad
3) enter this lines:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
4) save the file with a name like: remove_extra.reg
5) be aware that the extension is .reg and not .txt
6) double click on the file remove_extra.reg in order to apply the modification to the registry.
This will remove from the DEFAULT registry file the useless strings that increase the file size.
Bigger is the DEFAULT file size longer it takes to boot as the registry is loaded into the memory.
A 197MB DEFAULT file cause 13 minutes to boot XP instead of 90 seconds when it's 256Kb or 512Kb.
If there is anyone that has a solution other then the obvious of just reimaging all 30 or 40 then I would really appreciate it!!!