I keep getting a message that windows has found new hardhear "PCI simple communication controller" but it can not find the drivers for it I have let it surch for them on the xp disc,motherboard disc and sound card disc (this is the only PCI device conected. What is it and do i have to worry about it every thing seams ok apart fron the system taking 1 min 15 seconds to get to the pas word screen. bothe these probs came up after upgrading to an athlon 3000 Cpu Please help Or this PC will be in the bin.
if you have windows xp then click 'start/run' and type 'msconfig' click ok and click the 'start up' tab.
make a note of everything ticked here and google the 'starup item' name to find out more info on what each thing stsrting with windows is. normally you can disable/untick everything listed here bar your firewall and antivirus software and this should speed up start up. if you untick anything you can always put the tick back if things go wrong.
try start up inspector and it should tell you what they are click here
after the above try bootvis click here click 'trace/next boot+driver delays' and restart and you should get a graph of everything starting with windows and the time it takes to load. next click 'trace/optomize system' and restart again and after a few mins it will finish. now try a restart again.