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    Unhappy WinXP lag time after boot

    Hey you all,
    I have WinXP with SP1 installed on my machine. Booting as such is fast, but when everthing seems to be up, except for the the antivirus software, it takes about 45 sec, in which there is obivously no activity of the harddrive. In this lag time, some programs can be started, others not. Internet connection will not be initialized. Then, hdd activity starts for about 20 sec, after which the virus scanner is active and the system is ready. Is there any process or service, which blocks the system from going straight into active state? Looking forward to any helpful comments.
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    XP home?
    Mine is doing the same thing at the mo, if I figure it I'll give a shout!

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    ive got XP Pro and have the same problem, be good good to see if ne1 finds nething out about this.
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    hey guys, I sorted it out!!
    you need to assign a specific IP address to the network adapter. It is a well known problem, and you will find the how-to-do at multiple places. If you need help, let me know. Now, my system is up and ready in 35 sec.

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    I've found that this can happen for a number of reasons, Anti Virus tools and DHCP startup (getting an automatically assigned IP address) are the normal culprits though.

    I turned off all virus checking on my machine (I like to live dangerously LOL!) and the issue went away for me...
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    If your using Norton antivirus then this can add time to boot time. I was using it and swopped to AVG antivirus and knocked about 15 seconds off boot time. There is also a tool from Microsoft that will let you view in detail what doing what at startup and how long it is taking, although I cant quite remember the name of it at the mo .

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    try n think of the name of that program, cus be quite useful, cheers!
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    Bootvis is the program he's talking about

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    thanks very much Jiff.

    edit: its no longer available from the microsoft site and all other links for it go to there. grrrr
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    in my case it was clearly not something bootvis could sort out (I tried), but it was "automatical assignment of IP address", which you ca access by double clicking on the TCP/IP protocol of the network adapter. Also, antivirus software and firewall cannot be accused. They are installed now, and things are running smoothly though. Anyway, can well be that you can sort it out by finding other causes

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    hmm sounds like problem i have.
    im using windows2k - after logging in theres about 20-40 seconds where it just does nothing, no hdd or anything, then after that it contunes loading normally with the desktop appearing and programs starting. ive got dhcp disabled and my nic has its ip set. ive also got AVP installed though its disabled (using msconfig). ive tryed disabling all programs on my startup list which doesnt help get rid of the 20-40 seconds of idleness.

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    silendeath: have you checked your boot process with Boovis? My idle time was, when desktop was already there. Your system seems to have problems with loading of drivers. You may see the causative driver in the Bootvis result.

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    Having a nice DHCP server to dish out an IP nice and quick means no stalls on startup for me One of the first issues I identified with XP.

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