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    Posted: 16 February 2012 at 9:45pm
MagicAndre1981- Machine has been taking long time ~45 minutes to boot.  Most of which time there's a black screen with a moveable cursor.  I'm running:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1407.753

Ran xbootmgr -trace boot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMP and will send you link to ETL but it's 0kb.
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How long is the duration of the XP splash screen before it goes to black + cursor mode??

Does your machine boot faster in Safe Mode (no networking)??

Is the IDE transfer mode for your hard drive using PIO mode??

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the file is useless. It is only a part. After you login into Windowsyou should see a 120s countdown timer. Let this timer tick down and it creates the correct file:

boot_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl

Also compress it as 7z or RAR because the files can be very large.
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Redhawk - thanks for asking, appreciate your help!

It takes about 15 seconds to get to the splash.  Splash stays on for about 30 seconds.  Black, blank screen for about 15 seconds. Then black, blank screen with a moveable cursor of half an hour or so.  Finally, black, blank screen with a moveable timer for 15 minutes or so.

Exact same response in Normal or Safe Mode.

IDE transfer is with DMA, not PIO.


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MagicAndre1981 - 

No 120s countdown timer upon login.  Waited half an hour.  Could not 7z, said file still in use.  PE showed that System was using file.  Tried several times during the evening with same result.  Left it overnight and by morning it had grown to just over 5 gigs, nearly crashing the computer.  Not sure how but I managed to stop it.

7z says it will take about 3 hours to compress.  I've started but if you don't think it will be useful let me know and what else to try.

How to make it stop after boot?

This is almost fun!


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run xbootmgr -remove to stop the logging.

I took a look at the incomplete file and saw that the services.exe causes a high CPU usage for a long time. So starting a service maybe the issue.

Make a CleanBoot and test if a 3rd party tool causes the delay:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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Roger.  In the meantime, I'll go ahead and send you the link to the monster if you want to see it.  It compressed down to about 500 megs.

I tried xbootmgr -remove but it wanted to save the resulting file and there wasn't enough room on the disk so it wouldn't stop.  Somehow telling PE to stop it a dozen or so times brought it to a stop...
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delete the large ETL to free space and make a new trace. if you still don't see the timer, wait 5 minutes after you logon and run the remove command. This stores a ETL file in C:\zip and upload this file.
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Just out curiosity do you see any noteworthy Errors or Disk events in the System Event Logs (eventvwr.exe)??

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MagicAndre1981 - just sent the link to the etl.  Sorry it took so long, got stuck in a loop for an automatic update that wouldn't load or go away.

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