Extremely slow start-up times (Win98)

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  1. MattC

    MattC gotta love the prewar

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    I recently replaced the motherboad, CPU, and RAM out of a family friend's computer. I erased all of the drivers off the harddrive beforehand and painstakingly let Windows discover everything again. Everything seems to work ok, except for the fact that it takes 20-30 minutes for Windows to load. Once it loads however, it runs like normal, with no lag. :hs:

    Anyone have any ideas on what to check? I can't switch OS's (to XP) so that's out of the question. They want to go without reformating, but push come to shove I can get them to agree to it.

    I just want to make sure I check every avenue before I do.
     
  2. Keyzs

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    Format it, very rarely does Windows (any flavor) take well to a motherboard swap even if you do switch the drivers. The explination you have sounds exactly like of the many that does not go well.
     
  3. JimboJones

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    In my experience, a really slow startup time is indicative of a system searching for a network that it cannot find.
    Is there a NIC built into the motherboard that needs to be disabled or something like that???
     
  4. MattC

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    Yeah, there is. Let me try disabling that to see.
     

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