Originally Posted by Clay
I have XP SP2. Recently it began taking a long time to finally get into Windows. It will post in the BIOS, etc...but stay at the black screen after that point for a long time. If I power down and back on I get the options to start Windows since it didn't shutdown properly. It then boots just fine.
Any ideas? I've run bootvis in the past, but can't think of anything recently that would have caused this. I keep a close eye on my startup apps to make sure as little as possible is starting up.
This recently happened to my system also. Solved my prob by going back to a former restore point. Probably caused by some apps I had installed.