I need to see bootup/startup details

  grifval 11:35 07 Feb 2005

I am having trouble pinpointing why my PC is starting up soooooooooooo slowly. It seems to hover for quite a while in the middle of it as though it is searching for something. I cannot see what is happening because Win XP Home splash screen is running at the time. From the time the splash screen finishes, it changes into a blank black screen for a couple of minutes before it loads the Welcome screen. Is there any way I can watch what is going on AS IT IS LOADING? Many thanks.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 12:56 07 Feb 2005

Have you got the Beta Microsoft Antispyware software? This has a user friendly tool to look at your start up programs.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 12:58 07 Feb 2005

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  igk 13:02 07 Feb 2005

To my knowledge you cannot see these while the pc is booting up (if I understand you correctly) just wait until the pc has settled down on the desktop and then you can do one of two things:
1st option:start,run,type mscofig enter,in the box that opens up you can see the running proccesses by selecting the top right tab.
2nd option: hit control,alt&delete to bring up the "task manager" select the bottom middle tab and then you can see the running proccesses.

  grifval 15:35 07 Feb 2005

I have checked and pruned my startup processes from msconfig, but it doesn't make any difference. I have run the sfc /scannow and had all my system files checked. Still very slow bootup and still black screen. The only thing that seems to TEMPORARY speed things up a little is delete all 'prefetch files', but they come back. Thanks for help so far. Anything else?

  grifval 15:37 07 Feb 2005

I will try out the 'uncheck mark for NOGUIBOOT' and let you know how I do. Thanks.

  Chezdez 15:49 07 Feb 2005

have you tried the usual scans, adaware, spybot, CW shredder, a-squared?

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  Chezdez 15:50 07 Feb 2005

also, try booting into safe mode (tap F8 as the comp boots), does it still take ages to load?

  grifval 21:16 07 Feb 2005

I have booted into Safe Mode, and it is quite a bit quicker, but I thought that it should be if its not loading all extras. I ticked NOGUIBOOT and rebooted, and saw nothing but the blank black screen, not the step by step of bootup that I need.

  grifval 21:18 07 Feb 2005

I have the very latest update of AVG Free v7.0 and Ad-Aware SE Personal and run them frequently, and both say the PC is clean.

  grey george 21:46 07 Feb 2005

From the f8 safe mode menu is there not a option for selective start up. This lets you select processes and drivers via a yes/no option. So this way you can see if any of them are causing the problem.

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