Quote: Originally Posted by richc46
Check for unnecessary,
Services (in search type services)
Startup items (msconfit)
Tasks (task scheduler). Probably maintenance defrag, chkdsk etc. Sometimes a new antivius has a maintenance schedule.
I've disabled all non-essential Microsoft services at start-up and everything I don't want running automatically
Quote: Originally Posted by pat247
I had a simular problem after a botched attempt at changing the settings of my RAM. When the motherboard automatically reset itself is when the long boot times started. After several hours of trouble shooting where nothing I tried seemed to help. What finally fixed the problem on my computer was a manual reset of the CMOS. I hope you get the problem resolved soon.
Interesting. Though I've done nothing with my RAM perhaps something happened to cause a circumstance like this. What method did you use to reset it? I'm not too keen about doing it physically. Would killcmos work? (not sure if I like the name of that app)
Quote: Originally Posted by pweegar
Have you checked your system and application logs for errors and warnings? They may contain entries that may be of help.
All I see is Information and looked them up a bit but I found no clear answer on Google.