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    XP Pro takes forever to startup

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    by akspy ·

    XP Pro laptop is booting up very slowly and hangs on black screen; sometimes i have to shutdown w/ button a second time before it comes back; This has been going on for over a week. Help, please.

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      XP Pro takes forever to startup

      by zulj ·

      In reply to XP Pro takes forever to startup

      I had a similar problem a short while ago. I solved it by booting from cd, going to recovery console and running chkdsk /r. I later discovered that the problem was due to a power outage. XP by default uses write caching on hard drives, that improves performance slightly but can cause data loss when not powered down properly. To disable this feature goto Device Manager -> Disk Drives -> HDD Properties -> Policies.

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      XP Pro takes forever to startup

      by rdc ·

      In reply to XP Pro takes forever to startup

      dear akspy , download “bootvis” form Microsoft website or from elsewhere. Unzip.exe. restart pc.
      The next restart will be 25-50% faster.

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