Strange boot issue/delay in XP Pro
Had to reformat/reinstall at the weekend... since then, my boot from POST to welcome screen have increased from around 30 seconds to closer to 90 seconds.
I go through the mobo splash screen and the POST screen, Windows XP GUI comes up - then nothing for 40 seconds - then suddenly HD kicks into life and Windows load in about 40 seconds. These timings verified using Bootvis; Bootvis shows start up applications (including Kaspersky AV) loading v fast, in about 10 seconds.
Running 2 WD Raptors, A64 X2 4400, 2Gb RAM, ASUS A8N-E (Nforce4); Quickboot enabled in BIOS
I am completely at a loss as to what is going on... Bootvis also tells me have have write caching disabled, but it is definitely enabled in Windows.
Have yet to try optimising via Bootvis, thought I'd get some input on this first.Thanks.
Athlon64 X2 4400+ / ASUS A8N-E / 2GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-7 @ 1T / BFG 7900GTX OC / 34GB Raptors / Audigy ZS / Tagan Easycon 580W