HP Pavilion Bootup Is Intermitently Very Slow

By rckowal
Apr 18, 2005
  1. I could really use some help with this peculiar issue. About half of the time, my Pavilion with XP Pro will boot from "switch on" to a useable desktop in about 45 - 50 seconds. During the other half, it can take several minutes. What's causing this & how can I fix it?

    It appears that the long part of the delay occurs during the ?BIOS? (what is it really called?) black screen activity. Once it gets past the black screen - to the Windows XP screen &/or the Welcome to Windows screen - it moves quite fast.

    This leads me to believe that the issue is probably not due to the services or other software startups which occur during the windows startup.

    Your help will be much appreciated. Best regards
    Best regards, ****
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  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Have a look in the events logs and see if that gives any clues.

  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    what are some system specs and it is BIOS no shore what it means even though i no what it is it stands fir something
  4. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    In BIOS, disable autodetection of drives...

    Set your drive parameters manually in the BIOS setup so it doesn't have to detect them every time you boot. Turn off bootup floppy seek and make sure the boot device order is starting with HDD 0.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    run a defragger
    run a anti virus and anti adware/spyware
    clean the drive from windows tools menu
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