Takes a long time to boot up RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    We have workstations with both XP and 7 Professional and our server is running Small Business Server 2003 Standard.  The workstations are Dell and HP desktop and laptops and all exhibit the same behavior.  The Windows7 workstations take an awfully  long time to boot up (2-4 minutes) and sometimes to even get to the login screen takes a while.  This wasn't always the case.  When we first began using Windows7 it was ok, then somewhere along the line they suddenly took long to boot up.   The XP machines are ok, they boot up quickly.  I recently reformatted and reinstalled a laptop with Windows7 and it also takes long to boot up.  Is there a way to correct this?



    God Bless, Mark A. Sam
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:45 PM


  • Hello,

    If you are experiencing a long time to boot problem, go to msconfig and select which items you don't want to start at startup.

    Also, make sure that you don't have antivirus, spyware or malware programs that exists on these computers. Perform a full scan on disks to check that.

    If you are experiencing slow logons then this may due to several causes:

    • Wrong DNS settings (make sure that you are using your internal DNS server as primary one)
    • startup / logon scripts
    • folder redirections ...

    So, use rsop to check applied group policies and then determine which settings are causing such slow logon.

    Don't forget to check which startup scripts are applied.


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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:07 PM