Slow Bootup in W2K

  Bernard2 15:42 20 Jun 04

I have a standalone computer running W2K. Just recently on booting up it has started to hold on the message "preparing network connections" for some 95 seconds. True, just a grain of sand in the desert of time but frustrating all the same. Have any of you experts out there got any suggestions to speed this up please?

  VoG II 15:46 20 Jun 04
  Valvegrid 15:49 20 Jun 04

When you say 'stand alone' I take it you mean not connected to the internet? I had the same problem at work the other day with a stand alone computer, I had to go into Device Manager and disable the network card, might be worth a try.

  spikeychris 16:03 20 Jun 04

Valvegrid, standalone refers to a machine thats not networked.

  Valvegrid 16:06 20 Jun 04


  Bernard2 16:07 20 Jun 04

Many thanks for such speedy replies. I meant by "standalone" that it is not networked to another machine. I have tried the solution suggested by Microsoft (thanks VoG) but the Registry setting (3) is correct.

  spikeychris 16:17 20 Jun 04

click here its for MP's but worth a bash. Valvegrids soulution should also work.

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