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Old 01-29-2004, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Win2K startup screen lag?

I just done a clean install of win2k and everything is in excellent order except one thing. every time I startup or restart, my win2k splash screen lags. The bar indicator at the bottom of the screen seems to be stuck on around 50 percent for it seems 2 minutes. Then all of a sudden I hear the hard drive spin back up and it jumps from 50 percent to 100 in just seconds and boots right up. The system itself runs great, and shutdown is smooth also. I'm not sure whats going on and hope someone would be kind enough to help.

30gig quantum fireball hd
512mb sdram pc133
amd duron 1.6ghz
SiS chipset
ami bios
52x cdrom drive
8x iomega burner

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Old 01-29-2004, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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fastest*, terrible with proofreading

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check the contents of your autoexec file to see if it is running too much

how old is the HDD?
IBM/Lenovo T43 2687DSU
Pentium M 2.0Ghz
1024 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
80 GB Ultra ATA, 5400 RPM
14.1\" LCD
Windows XP Pro
Integrated 802.11A/B/G, Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Eth.
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