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slow boot of win95a

By ray.simmons ·
I installed a 13.6 dma66 hard drive on a gateway 133 pentium with about 80 meg of ram and ami bios. I installed a new controller card to handle the new hard drive. However when I boot up after the windows logo comes up, i get the text screen that came up before the windows logo and then it stops for quite a while and then it goes into windows and works fine. Any ideas?

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by santhony In reply to slow boot of win95a

Firstly, this is when Win95 loads it's network drivers. You might try removing any unused adapters and/or protocols.

Second, do you have a virus program running.

Third, remove any real mode CD Drivers or mouse drivers that are loading in your config.sys and autoexec.bat.

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by rascott757 In reply to slow boot of win95a

In addition to the other stuff mentioned, here's a few things you can check also. Start Windows with the logging option. Then take a look at the bootlog.txt file and see if there are any devices or drivers that may not be loading and that could be slowing down the process.

Also, check your startup folders. How many programs are in there? What kinds of programs are they? Do you really need them? Remember that removing them from the Startup folder will not uninstall them, so you don't have to worry about that. Are you using Office 97? Do you have the Office Toolbar and tools loading in your startup folder? They are notorious for being memory hogs and slowing down the boot process.

Check also your fonts folder. Windows can only use 100 at a time, so if you have more than that, it's only causing your system to slow down. Finally check the load= and run= statements in your win.ini to see if there are any programs being loaded in the background that you don't necessarily need.

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by ComputerPerceptions.com In reply to slow boot of win95a

Go into Windows Safe Mode. In the systems menu of control panel remove any multiple references to hardware peripherals that you may have. Then restart.

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by Alacrity In reply to slow boot of win95a

In this case I'd suspect that the system has TCP/IP loaded and it's expecting to get an IP address via DHCP. This wait can be 60 seconds or longer. Check the Network settings and remove any extra network adapters other than dial up adapter and (shudder) aol adapter.

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