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XP pro seems to take an age to boot up


johnnyrocker

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the other night i inadvertantly switched machine off while shutting down, the nex night it would not boot past desktop whih i resolved with system restore, but since then it seems to take much longer to boot,

any ideas or have i done some damage? XP pro sp3

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rdave13

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"it boots to desktop ok then hangs without the clock working when it kicks in after 4 mins the clock has moved on that amount of time it then takes a further 4 mins to get itself together and function ok. hope this might be of help? i also note it would seem to take it,s time shutting down also."

That's the OS automatically synchronizing the time to the correct time to what the bios shows?

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johnnyrocker

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sorry for the delay in replying but PCA logged me out and would not accept log in, your post last night of using the task manager to locate cpu usage is a non starter as when i do get the opportunity to use it the machine has already booted for use and not accessible while boot delay is in operation.

johnny

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