win xp pro hanging for 2 mins on startup

  INVERNESSGUY 15:27 04 Jan 2005

hi, when i start my conputer, it reaches the windows screen, and stays dark for approx 2 mins, then goes bright, and starts normally...

This problem has been there since i installed a pci card, which has usb2, firewire, and seriel and parallel ata on it.

I have tried removing and re installing the card, and the correct drivers are installed for it.

Maybe that isnt the problem... any ideas?

  JoeC 15:46 04 Jan 2005

click here


click here

to disable any unnecessary startup items.

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