View Full Version : XP Professional 'pauses' before fully starting up

Look markD
23-05-2003, 01:59 PM
I have an Athlon 1.2 ghz computer runing 256mb ram on Windows XP Professional. whenever I start up, my computer half loads, then pauses for around a minute or longer. The Hard Drive doesn't go, The CPU doesn't do very much, and if you try to open any programs or my computer, it just sits there until it finishes loading, about a minute later.

23-05-2003, 02:07 PM
Have you installed any windows updates?????

23-05-2003, 02:08 PM
have u just recently added more ram, cause that can happen after u added more ram, and i don't really knownwhy!

also if nothing helps reinstall windows

Babe Ruth
23-05-2003, 02:10 PM
Look markD,

You may have the infamous Microsoft patch installed - 811493 (MS03-013) {may have been installed via Windows Update}. If so remove the update and restart your PC. See the following KnowledgeBase article You May Experience Performance Issues After You Install the 811493 (MS03-013) Package on Your Windows XP SP1-Based Computer (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;819634) for full information.

Cheers, Babe.