slow booting time and driver issue

By kshroben
Aug 10, 2005
  1. I am having a very slow boot up time. Everything is normal until the computer gets to the windows XP screen. It stays there for about 2 minutes and then the screen goes blank and it takes about 40 minutes to load the desktop. After that the computer goes back to normal.

    Here are my specs:
    Soyo PX400 Ultra
    512 megabytes of memory (no brand name)
    Pentium 4 1.70 Ghz.
    DVD RW from Liteon
    IDE C: 60 Gigs HDD 0
    IDE G: 160 gigs 2 disk array RAID 0
    Ge Force MX400 video card

    Please help as I am also getting error messages like "IRQL Not less than or equal" and "driver power state failure".

    Thanks in advance.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    usually when a windows machine is behaving slow, it is because the system is bogged down by malicious software and/or a fallible registry. on the other hand, nons of that is likely to cause the bsod you mentioned. this website explains your stop messages what is the brand, model, and watt-rating power supply you are using?
  3. kshroben

    kshroben TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The power supply is a MAX Switching Power Supply Model LC-B400ATX, 400 Watts.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    attempt booting windows into safe mode, and see if the problem persists. to do this, press F8 as windows begins to load, and select safe mode from the menu.
  5. kshroben

    kshroben TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I tried booting into safe mode but was unable to. The computer will tryo to load the basic drives and will freeze at MUP.SYS. A while later, I get a blue screen with IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error or "Driver_Power_State_ Failure" error.
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    An in place upgrade will hopefully sort you out.
    See Rick's guide
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if that doesn't fix it, you can reasonably deduct that you have a serious hardware problems in that case i advise you to suspect the mobo/psu first.
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