Slow Booting

  douglas1973 21:15 13 Jan 2009

I have a dual boot system on my PC. On my D drive I run Windows Vista Home Premium and on my C drive Windows XP. The C drive is partioned and contains Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. Windows boots up reasonably quickly in drive D but in drive C it takes ages - as much as 7 minutes, if not more. I have deselected various items of software from Startup in drive C using MSConfig and now there are only a few selected ones but this has not speeded up booting into the drive. On clicking the Boot.INI tab in the MSConfig utility I get the following: " System Configuration". It appears that the following line in the BOOT.INI file does not refer to a valid operating system "C:\MDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT= Microsoft Windows Recovery Console"/CMDCONS. Would you like to remove it from the BOOT.INI file? Might this be the reason why booting up is so slow and can I click OK without causing any problems?

  douglas1973 23:19 18 Jan 2009

Since, disappointingly, I received no response to my question I decided to click OK and now my C drive is booting up very much more quickly.

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