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Windows XP slow boot

I am troubleshooting a Dell Latitiude D510, Pentium M, Intel Centrino
Mobile technology, Windows XP SP2 with all updates, and Novell Client
4.91. With the client installed the system takes over a minute to two
minutes to display the Novell client login dialog box. During this time
only a mouse pointer shows on the screen. System works normally once past
the Novell login dialog box.

I noticed an earlier post on this same issue with a Thinkpad. I have
checked the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration service. It is enabled,
and the system still is slow to boot.

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Re: Windows XP slow boot


Lets stick with client 4.91 SP1 and any applicable post-updates for
As in the prior threads, lets gather some more details about your

Any additional components of the client installed?
What protocols are bound to the client?

Event Viewer logs in Windows showing anything unusual?
Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?

Security or any other driver-based software like firewall, VPN, remote
management or antivirus installed and running?

BootVis might be a good troubleshooting option. can be downloaded
from various web sites to help you troubleshoot where delays are present in
XP's startup...

Fast Boot / Fast Resume Design

A 30 second delay after workstation startup has been known to be related to
workstation ports on network infrastructure where spanning tree is

Understanding Spanning-Tree Protocol

Using PortFast and Other Commands to Fix Workstation Startup Connectivity

You may also want to look at taking a network trace and see if a bad
request/response is part of the issue...

Guidelines to Take a Packet Trace

How to use Ethereal to capture a packet trace.

Tony Pedretti

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Re: Windows XP slow boot

I experience this at times with my organization's Thinkpads, after
installing the NW Client. To resolve it, I go into Device Manager,
highlight the Wireless NIC, and uninstall it. I then shut down the machine.
When it restarts, it automatically reinstalls the NIC and the delay goes

Be interested to know if it works for you.

jeff karasik

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