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Slow Win2000 bootup

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by (GTV)Chris, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. (GTV)Chris

    (GTV)Chris
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    My Win2000 seems to take an age to boot up???
    It only has the operating system on it at the moment and a few drivers.
    On the loading screen it stops for about 1 minute, then carries on.
    Is there anything I can do to quicken the process up??

    Ta

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  2. ChrisAllenFiz

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    when you install win2k you should usually not install anything that you don`t actually need. Also, there are lots of services on win2k that run in the background which don`t need to be loaded really for a HCPC. Try a search for services windows 2000 on here or tweaking windows 2000 (actually maybe better to try www.avsforum.com as this has more stuff on the subject).

    Chris
     
  3. Hoglet

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    Do you have a LAN card in the PC? It's possible it is trying to connect to a DHCP server for an IP address. If you have no DHCP server, I think it takes about a minute to figure this out, and then makes up a local-use-only IP address. Check the network card configuration and make sure it is set to a static IP address, or disable it if it is unused.

    Of course, if you don't have a LAN card, then this isn't the problem.

    --- Dave
     

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