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Slow W2K start Up

By Cedar
Oct 30, 2003
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  1. For a few months now, the w2k on my Toshiba notebook takes forever to start-up after logging on; there is disk activity for nearly 4-5 minutes during which time you can't really do anything. So far, I have tried disabling Norton Antivirus Autoscan but it made no difference. I have tried to remove a registry entry (tip I got from nospin) that stops w2k from looking for scheduled activities but with no change. The only thing I can think of next is to completely wipe out the c: drive and re install w2k and suffer the pain.

    Could I request another suggestion before I make this leap. I would really appreciate some advice.

    Thank you
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    :wave: Hello and Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    Do you have a network card installed, and set it up to use a DHCP server to get the IP?

    If so, it might try to find such a server, and taking forever to time-out before deciding to set an ip by itself...

    That'd account for a long boot, but not as much as 4-5 minutes...
    Try running ad-aware or something similar to see if there's some bad programs lurking about and taking forever to load...
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I always find it usefull to take a look in the Even Viewer.

    Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc /s

    Then go to System Tools -> Even Viewer

    There might be an error message concerning a service having problems starting.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    When did you last defrag your HD? Also check for available space on your HD.
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