Windows XP from a W2K install problem
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Windows XP from a W2K install problem

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    343

    Windows XP from a W2K install problem

    Hi All;

    I just installed XP over a W2k with NTFS
    on a Dell Inspiron 5000 laptop...
    now the damm think takes 30 mins to boot up...
    Ideas.... I hate to have to do a clean install
    it means a lot of data back ups...
    Franklin Werren at www.bagpipes.net
    Yes I do play the Bagpipes!

    And learning to Play the Bugle
    Share on Google+

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    752
    Can you give more detailed system specs than that? Windows XP takes a lot of resources, which COULD explain the problem. Half an hour seems a bit excessive, though. Try disabling some of the services you're not using (assuming you have the pro edition), and see if that at least helps. If you're running home edition, I'm not aware of any way to turn off services, so you will probably have to try a clean install. If that doesn't work, you should probably go back to your old OS. I really don't think upgrading to XP is a good idea anyway. I wouldn't touch it with a 30' pole. I won't get into the details about that...
    Share on Google+

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    343

    Lightbulb More on Slow XP boot

    According to the M$ news groups that
    some machines do not like DHCP
    and this computer has 2 PCMCIA Nics.
    One with a static non routable IP 10.0.0.21
    the other is DHCP... That may be the biggie..
    I'll have to wait till Wed and test my ideals
    Franklin Werren at www.bagpipes.net
    Yes I do play the Bagpipes!

    And learning to Play the Bugle
    Share on Google+

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •