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PC's long in starting up How 2 fix this?

By hamant5 ·
I recently installed a PCI soundcard on an ASRock Motherboard running WindowsXP Prof. My PC NOW takes rather long to startup! 2 Mins. alone looking at the Xp worm going across the screen! Does anyone have any suggestions how to correct this or what might be responsible for the long startup?...

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by BFilmFan In reply to PC's long in starting up ...

The system is loading drivers and other system files while the "worm" is running.

Does the system operate normally once it does load?

How much RAM is in this system?

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by Tink! In reply to PC's long in starting up ...

Make sure you have the correct and most up-to-date drivers for the soundcard.

Check to make sure there aren't any new programs running in the background (system tray or check task manager for unfamilier processes) that may have been installed with the soundcard.

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by Reb00t In reply to PC's long in starting up ...

Go to START --> RUN and type 'msconfig'. Go to the Startup tab and see what you have that shouldn't be there. If at all possible, post a screen shot of it.

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by zlitocook In reply to PC's long in starting up ...

What loaded when you installed the sound card? Did you use a CD that came with it? I bet there was a bunch of extra stuff loaded with the sound card drivers.
Check the sound card website to see if there is known problems with XP and if there is a fix or a FAQ about it. Is it trying to update itself or doing things in the background? Adding a card should have no effect on the performance of your computer.
If you find no problem I would buy a better sound card.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to PC's long in starting up ...

Hi

Also, try moving your soundcard to a different PCI slot.

Good luck

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