Windows XP Stalls After Login

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  1. SmoothTofu

    SmoothTofu Inspiron 1420 Owner

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    I'm currently using a Toshiba A200 laptop and my Windows XP is spyware-free, but I have issues when logging in after bootup. Everything loads nice and fast, but once I enter my password my laptop sits there for 1-5 minutes without any hard disk activity before it finally decides to continue logging in. What could be the reason for this stall?
     
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    goofball Notebook Deity

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    I've seen that happen when windows tries to connect to certain network devices that don't respond.
    Does anything in event viewer show a hint?
    Does it happen if you use a different user profile?
     
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    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    what kind of Internet Security Suite are you using?

    and did you make sure your HDD is free or bad sectors?
     
  4. jackluo923

    jackluo923 Notebook Virtuoso

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    download a program called bootvis by microsoft. Use it to log the time it takes for each driver to load. There's a high chance that a driver failed to load and hanged at startup thus causing those symptoms. With bootvis you can find the failed driver and reinstall or uninstall them to solve the problem.
     
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