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Reason   Jun 14, 2008, 02:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 14, 2008, 09:54pm EDT

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Vista Ultimate x64.

It sits at the black-with-green-slider loading screen for 8 to 10 minutes. Google turned up this:
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-performance-maintenance/59633-10...ot-up.html

I used the instructions here:
http://portforward.com/networking/static-vista.htm
to set a static IP and disabled IPv6, but there's no visible improvement. I've also disabled Superfetch.

This is a new install (11 June), triple booting with XP (installed first) and Ubuntu 8.04 x64 (installed last). It's on my backup machine, relevant specs:
Athlon64 4000+ 2.41 Ghz
Gigabyte K8NSC-939
2 GB Kingston PC3200
Nvidia 6600GT
PATA hard drive.

Once it's past that screen, it's fine. Normal startup/app loading is what I expected based on what I'd heard before I tried it and this older hardware, and well acceptable. It doesn't seem like a case of too many apps, or even services. It just takes forever to transition from BIOS to OS.

WTF?


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TamTheBam Jun 14, 2008, 07:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot

I'd a similar problem a few month back, but it was just past the boot screen. The
desktop would come up with no icons and take about 10 -15mins to finally start
to fill up and start working. The problem was my AVG Firewall. It musta became corrupt
or something, so i uninstalled it, and reinstalled again, and worked ok. That's maybe not
gonna help you, but i just thought i'd share that with you.



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G. G. Jun 14, 2008, 12:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
well.... with Tam's situation, this gives you a starting point to trying to figure out what may be happening..... maybe there is a piece of software that is loaded up during startup that is hanging up the load sequence....

By the way.... can you go into safe mode with Vista as you can with XP? I say try this to see if this works normally.. Then I would disable any installed software that is started up during Vista load and then start to disable load up of any services that is not needed for Vista to get to desktop...

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Reason   Jun 14, 2008, 12:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
Duh, safe mode. Can't believe I didn't think of that.

Hangs on crcdisk.sys, googling that now.

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TamTheBam Jun 14, 2008, 01:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
G. G. said:
By the way.... can you go into safe mode with Vista as you can with XP? I say try this to see if this works normally.. Then I would disable any installed software that is started up during Vista load and then start to disable load up of any services that is not needed for Vista to get to desktop...


Aye safe mode is with Vista. I thought you'd Vista installed G.G? You still on XP?



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Reason   Jun 14, 2008, 01:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 14, 2008, 01:10pm EDT

 
>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
The solution appears to be as clear as the mup.sys issue in XP is, that is, not at all. Firewire drivers, wireless drivers, hardware failures, all have been blamed for this issue. This forum
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=28415...;SiteID=17
suggested renaming several files and corresponding folders, but I don't have permission to rename the folders so I can't tell if that works. I set up the hidden admin account as described here
http://lifehacker.com/341521/enable-vistas-administrator-account
and it still said I don't have permission. WTF? Guess I'll have to try it from one of the other OS's, although my Ubuntu is currently hosed as well after installing the nvidia driver. That it recommended.

If this was my main computer I'd be installing some rocks in Canonical's and Microsoft's windows. No pun intended.

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G. G. Jun 14, 2008, 01:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
Tam the Bam said:

Aye safe mode is with Vista. I thought you'd Vista installed G.G? You still on XP?



Tam,

Yes I am on Vista.... but only with my free laptop that I dont use... it's just to toy with.... I actually haven't had the need to or even tried getting into safe mode with that laptop.. I know it is sad... My laptop (1.73 Pentium M, 1gb mem) takes 30secs from Vista's slider bar to mouse arrow first appears, then finally at 60sec mark the laptop is sitting at desktop ready for opperation. And this is with loading two sidebar gadget, AVG 8, and a couple of other stuff for the laptop functions....

My main/primary computer is running XP...... I am not going to Vista until my next primary system and only if the programs that I use works with Vista and if not i'll either have to update the software or stay with XP even though I know XP will eventually go away....


Reason,

dont know if you are in the position to..... but if you can find a resolution..... you may just want to reformat and reinstall Vista... something mighta go corrupted with either Vista, programs, drivers....etc or any combination of them all....

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Reason   Jun 14, 2008, 02:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot
Blech. Little problem, reinstall; big problem, reformat. This is my second attempt at getting Vista to work, and I'm not real impressed. I may or may not follow up with this, or I may just delete that partition.

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James Duff Jun 27, 2008, 09:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot - hangs on CRCDISK.SYS
I had the crcdisk.sys boot problem and it was probably caused by Windows Update installing an older version of my drivers than the ones found on my manufacturers website. I used my bootable CD of Windows XP(Created with Barts PE-Builder), ran a check disk and the laptop restarted fine!! I must be one of the lucky ones. My system is a Dell Vostro 1000, 2Gb Ram, Vista Home Basic.

Although this might have worked for me, it probably wont work for many people. I've spent some time looking into this problem and so I have included 5 other solutions here that other people have used to their success, I haven't tried them yet but i hope they help someone:

1)
Goto the following folders and delete the following files
C:\windows\system32\drivers\pcmcia.sys*
C:\windows\system32\drivers\1394bus.sys
C:\windows\system32\drivers\ohci1394.sys
C:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\pcmcia.infblablabla*
C:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\1394.infblablabla
C:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\sdbus.infblablabla*
C:\windows\inf\sdbus.inf*
C:\windows\inf\sdbus.PNF*

2)
Restart your computer and choose to edit boot options. You will see a screen which shows default windows boot options: /noexecute=optin. After optin, add /debug command and press esc. (There needs to be a space between optin and /debug.)

3)
Disable USB keyboard support in the BIOS(Only do this if you are not reliant on a USB Keyboard, otherwise you will lose the use of your USB Keyboard, either use a PS2 keyboard or have a Usb to PS2 converter Handy)

4)
Find and delete the following files
delete sptd.sys
delete sptd.sy
delete sptd.sys
delete sptd.sys

5)
Goto a command prompt and run the following commands
cd \windows
del *pcmcia*.* /s/p
del *1394*.* /s/p

Good luck to you all and many thanks to everyone who contributes help online :->

James

john albrich Jun 27, 2008, 12:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot - hangs on CRCDISK.SYS
Reason said:
...Guess I'll have to try it from one of the other OS's, ...

You might try using a Knoppix repair CD/DVD. Gives you access to files on a Linux derivative "live" OS, and it's simple to download, burn to CD/DVD and use. Though I definitely recommend verifying the download with a hash.

KNOPPIX
http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/
http://www.knoppix.org
(most pages have english translation links)
(I had the best DVD image download speed with the "Kent" mirror site, and I think I got the CD image from Purdue)
(Has full NTFS read support and I think full NTFS write support came in at about ver 5.01...might want to double-check that if you plan to do more than just check the files)

Reason   Jun 27, 2008, 02:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot - hangs on CRCDISK.SYS
Thanks for the tips, I may try to get both OSes fixed this weekend. I've been moving from one room in my house to another (larger) so I've been pretty busy. Most computer use lately has been for entertainment, as opposed to maintenance and backup.

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doug white Nov 22, 2009, 11:47pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot - hangs on CRCDISK.SYS
I had the same problem on my HP laptop, the battery died during a updated and Vista mangaged to mangle the harddrive with it's "resume/repair reboots". System restores were of no help as aparently they only restore changes and not original drivers, etc in the windows file. I got into a command prompt from a CD boot and ran a SFC /scanow. Fixed it in 20 minutes after days of messing with it (note previously I had run chkdsk /f/b).

I HATE VISTA

doug white

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>> Re: Vista takes 10 minutes to boot - hangs on CRCDISK.SYS
It's Vista. What did you expect?

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