Long boot time (3-5min) unless USB unistalled

By Cy6erpuke
Jan 18, 2006
  1. Hi

    I have a problem on a Intel P4 3.4 Ghz Winxp pc. It takes between 3-5min to boot up. It goes fine untill after Winxp screen, blue light goes through twice, then black screen for 2-4 min. Then no welcome screen, just desktop and all works fine. No errors. I had other USB related issues though, and when I uninstalled all USB devices in Device Manager, the system booted up under a minute, showed welcome screen! Of course winXP continued to install USB devices again.... back to very slow boot.

    I will try the newest drivers and utils for mobo.... I assume this is USB driver issue. Any other ideas? :hotouch:
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Do you have a bunch of USB devices plugged in to the comptuer when you are trying to boot?
  3. Cy6erpuke

    Cy6erpuke TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I only have a USB mouse installed when I boot up.
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Have you tried pluggging it into other ports or using a ps2 adaptor so that it isn't plugged into USB?
  5. Cy6erpuke

    Cy6erpuke TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I could try that. Do you thing it's the keyboard that is stuffing me around? I was thinking motherboard, USB controller.....
  6. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    are you running any anti-virus? specially norton's?
    find out from start up what processes run?
    enter: msconfig
    click on start up tab
    anything that shouldn't be there?
    you may also try to disable the following services in control panel / admintools / services:
    computer browser
    human interface device access
    network dde
    network dde dsdm
    routing and remote access and
    indexing service

  7. Cy6erpuke

    Cy6erpuke TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    No internet on this PC, so no anti virus.

    I have cleaned up the startup, still the same problem.

    I will stop the services you mentioned and try again.
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