New systems should have problems addressed by the vendor, as working on them
yourself can sometimes void warranties.
That said, enable boot logging by running msconfig from the start line and
on the boot tab enable the boot logging option. Click apply/ok and restart
the machine. Then locate the ntbtlog.txt that was created and open it in a
text editor (notepad is fine for this) and start looking through for the
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Moody Marco" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My laptop takes ages to boot Vista HP (it's new and came with HP
> As I only have 1 user it boots straight to desktop (no logon screen), and
> specifically, it take ages after the "Welcome" writing and little blue
> circle - I get a black screen with white mouse pointer for about 2-3 mins,
> then my desktop shows up.
> I wouldn't say it was slow up until that point, just very slow from the
> mouse pointer appearing with the black screen onwards.
> I checked in Control panel > Performance and Maintenance > Advanced Tools,
> and I can see a Critical warning against Boot Performance and a time of
> between 180000 and 200000 ms for each boot up.
> In Event Viewer I do notice that the biggest jump in time is between the
> Plug & Play Service starting (successfully I might add) and whatever came
> BEFORE it. This time difference is usually about 2 - 2.5 minutes.
> I have very few programs running at startup, I checked in msconfig.exe
> Any ideas?