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    Unhappy Windows Hangs up on Startup

    When I start up my computer it boots up to the point where I'm at the loading screen, then that will disappear off the screen and just when it normally would boot into windows it just sits there with a black screen. It will sit there like this for ~2-3 mins and then it boots right into windows and the computer runs perfectly normal, but this happens every single time I boot the computer. It doesn't matter whether its a restart or a cold boot same thing. The BIOS is set to boot from the primary hard drive first. I have not recently installed any hardware (or software that I can remember) that would make it behave this way. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    It's often a sign of driver conflict, something like 2 sound card devices (on board and PCI add-on), or that type of thing.

    Try the free tool bootvis. It can solve some of these problems but also has a function that identifies where in the boot up process errors happen and what driver may be involved.

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    This sounds like you are running the nForce IDE drivers. Try uninstalling them and using the standard Windows ones. Worked a treat for me.

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    Using a personal firewall?
    Due to their nature they can sometimes prevent system services from making outbound connections and cause them to have to time out.
    If you have a personal firewall installed it might be worth checking the log to see if any process is getting blocked during the time of boot-up, or uninstall it temporarily to rule it out.
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    Well, I tried bootvis, but it doesn't work. I looked around and apparently bootvis has problems with SATA drives. I ran another program called BootLog XP and I got some interesting results:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys Start: 7.076 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS Start: 7.11 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\STREAM.SYS Start: 118.414 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atinmdxx.sys Start: 118.414 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atinevxx.sys Start: 118.476 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\irda.sys Start: 125.162 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys Start: 125.244 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\mrxdav.sys Start: 134.366 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\Parport.SYS Start: 135.274 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\aswMon2.SYS Start: 135.446 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CdaC15BA.SYS Start: 136.426 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\Defrag32.SYS Start: 137.35 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ElbyCDIO.sys Start: 137.395 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\PfModNT.sys Start: 137.808 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\secdrv.sys Start: 138.811 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys Start: 138.814 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sysaudio.sys Start: 138.818 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\splitter.sys Start: 137.922 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aec.sys Start: 137.931 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\swmidi.sys Start: 137.994 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\DMusic.sys Start: 138.003 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys Start: 138.011 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmkaud.sys Start: 138.058 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\srv.sys Start: 140.388 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wf88vcap.sys Start: 150.96 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\WF88XBAR.sys Start: 150.997 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\WF88TUNE.sys Start: 151 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\HTTP.sys Start: 184.859 sec
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\aswRdr.SYS Start: 188.203 sec

    Everything goes fine until it gets to cdfs.sys. Any input would be appreciated.

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    Do you have Daemon Tools or similar installed?
    If so, try removing it temporarily to see if it is the cause of the delay.
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    Do you have Daemon Tools or similar installed?
    If so, try removing it temporarily to see if it is the cause of the delay.
    i spot clonecd/clonedvd

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    I have both of those programs. I uninstalled them both, but nothing has changed. If they have done something to my computer, is there some way to reverse it? Would reloading cdfs.sys help?

    EDIT: I've also tried uninstalling the DVDRW and reinstalling to see if that would have any effect on the drivers.
    Last edited by Obiyo; 05-06-2006 at 10:58 PM.

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