View Full Version : Delay between login and desktop loading

05-21-2005, 04:48 PM
When I restart my computer, a login prompt appears. Once I enter my username and password, it takes a few minutes before Windows loads. In the meantime, all I see is my gray desktop.

Is there any way to speed up the process?

Thanks for your help :)

05-21-2005, 05:18 PM
Have you removed unnecessary startup items from startng when your computer does and have you defregged your hard disk as well as removing all malware?

05-21-2005, 10:22 PM
I did all of the above.

05-21-2005, 10:38 PM
You might be interested in Microsoft Bootvis (http://www.activewin.com/winxp/tips/basic/22.shtml) it was made to load certain parts of the OS before anything else to ensure faster startup time. I use it, and my start up time decresed by about 15 seconds.

05-21-2005, 10:42 PM
I've just reinstalled XP pro SP2 on my laptop because it was running so slowly - boot time etc was well OVER 5 mins :mad: - now I got it running sweet (and yeah, it was fully clean of malware and fully defragged but it still was slow)

05-22-2005, 09:59 AM
Which version of Windows are we talking about here?