Slow boot

By donjo13
Mar 5, 2005
  1. My new machine runs great! I have no problems to speak of and enjoy it alot. But if I had to say one thing about it that annoys me, it would be when I start it, it sits on the black Windows XP (professional) screen forever. When it finishes, it loads quickly. What's hanging it up?
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

  3. donjo13

    donjo13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71


    I downloaded it, but when I try to run it I get an error message that says "The proceedure entry point WmiOpenTraceWithCursor could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPT32.dll"
    What can I do?
  4. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    try uninstalling/reinstalling. if that doesnt work maybe try downloading the program from another site. i never got that problem with that site though.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    Do you have Service Pak 1 installed? If not, try this older version of Bootvis. If it's a new machine it should have this installed though.

    You really should install the sevice paks if you don't have them.

    Also, Bootvis is probably not going to totally resolve your problem. One thing to look at is you internet connection. It might be doing a search for you IP. Go to Internet Connections Properties and manually enter you IP's numbers, and see if that helps your bootup. That way it won't have to spend time searching, and should boot faster. May not be the problem, but give it a look.

    Edit: After rereading your first post, it sounds like your problem is in the boot sequence, before you get to the desktop, and may be before the IP search. If you can get Bootvis to run, you might be able to see in the log whats causing it to be so slow.
  6. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Sounds to me it might be time to pay a visit to the viper.. check out how to get rid of some of those usless services..
  7. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    clear out the C:\windows\prefetch folder as well.
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