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Black Screen at Boot-up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tatar, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. tatar

    tatar Flightless Bird

    During Windows boot-up after Windows Logo screen appears, screen goes black
    for about 70 seconds. During this time there is no hard drive activity. It
    takes 2 minutes 15 seconds for desktop to appear.

    The same happens with a particular application which takes about 4 minutes
    to open during this time there is a black screen for about three minutes
    with no hard drive activity.

    Word and Excel takes about 7 seconds to open. What is happening during the
    black screen and what can be done about it?
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "tatar" wrote:

    > During Windows boot-up after Windows Logo screen appears, screen goes black
    > for about 70 seconds. During this time there is no hard drive activity. It
    > takes 2 minutes 15 seconds for desktop to appear.
    >
    > The same happens with a particular application which takes about 4 minutes
    > to open during this time there is a black screen for about three minutes
    > with no hard drive activity.
    >
    > Word and Excel takes about 7 seconds to open. What is happening during the
    > black screen and what can be done about it?
    >
    >


    Perform a "clean boot" using the following procedure:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

    Does the computer start up faster? If so, go to the "Startup" tab and check
    the boxes one at a time and reboot the machine until you find the application
    that causes the poor performance. Google if you don't know what the entry is
    for. You decide if keeping the application that bogs your machine down is
    worth it. Uninstall it in "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel.
     
  3. tatar

    tatar Flightless Bird

    It seems long delay was caused by USB Card Reader connection. Unplugging it
    reduces the black screen stays on. Also my Acronis True Image Home used to
    take 4 minutes to open. Now it takes seconds.
    "Mark Adams" <MarkAdams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:49B3E122-3DA8-4244-AA4A-C9FB4B3B4D0D@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "tatar" wrote:
    >
    >> During Windows boot-up after Windows Logo screen appears, screen goes
    >> black
    >> for about 70 seconds. During this time there is no hard drive activity.
    >> It
    >> takes 2 minutes 15 seconds for desktop to appear.
    >>
    >> The same happens with a particular application which takes about 4
    >> minutes
    >> to open during this time there is a black screen for about three minutes
    >> with no hard drive activity.
    >>
    >> Word and Excel takes about 7 seconds to open. What is happening during
    >> the
    >> black screen and what can be done about it?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Perform a "clean boot" using the following procedure:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
    >
    > Does the computer start up faster? If so, go to the "Startup" tab and
    > check
    > the boxes one at a time and reboot the machine until you find the
    > application
    > that causes the poor performance. Google if you don't know what the entry
    > is
    > for. You decide if keeping the application that bogs your machine down is
    > worth it. Uninstall it in "Add/Remove Programs" in Control Panel.
     

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