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By bfadero ·
I recently re-installed a thinkpad laptop with XP home edition. The there were no issues with the install and I did a disk check and no errors have shown up. The problem I'm having is that it takes quite a long time to boot up and always freezes up for up to 5-10 minutes before I can start to use it. Any ideas on what I can do to get rid of this?

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by DMasters In reply to Windows XP freezing

Check to see what software is being loaded on startup using msconfig from a command prompt (see the Startup tab of the System Configuration Utility). Are there any programs that are unfamiliar? If so, you can selectively stop them starting by unchecking each suspect line in turn and rebooting. This approach can take a while.

Can you get the Task Manager to display? If so, see where all the processor time is going by reviewing the Processes tab and sorting by the CPU column. Can you identify what is absorbing all of the CPU time?

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by zlitocook In reply to Windows XP freezing

Was this from the restore CD or did you just load XP home? Did you down load the drivers from IBM, the chip set drivers, NIC ect?
If you did not load the correct drivers the laptop will search for them and that may take a long time.
Look in the device manager to see if there are any problems and check the event viewer.

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