Hello there, I have just installed XP Pro on my pc and it takes 20 mins from when I press the on button to when the desktop appears. I formatted my Hard disc before I installed XP. The Msconfig has been changed to run minimal tasks on startup. I have changed my Auto exec.bat file to be read only. Now I am really stuck as it seems non of these things have made any difference. All I can think of is that the RAM is faulty (although it has been fine and the problem only seemed to be happening in the last week )
so any help would be greatly appreaciated ? I am going to try using some other RAM from another PC in a mo, see if that works ?? thanks in advance
Hi there, thanks for the response. There is nothing on the HDD except xp. I formatted the HDD yesterday then installed XP and thats it. so there is nothing on there that shouldnt be there. I have tested teh RAM thats ok, I cant test the HDD, but I have run the CHKDSK and that seemed fine.. would it be the motherboard?
Boot in safe mode (repeatedly hit F8 during boot, before the Windows XP boot logo), watch the text that will appear while the machine is booting - if it hangs or there is a significant delay after a certain filename, you have something to go on.