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I have been experience lags when booting my computer up and did not know if there is anything I need to do or be concerned about. Here are the details:

I boot my computer up and I require a password that must be entered. I type the password and hit enter. Then normally I will see a blue screen for no more than a few seconds before windows load. But there are times when it will take 15 - 30 min before windows will actually load. There have been no changes to windows or updates etc when this happens. Any ideas as to why this happens or what I can do to prevent this?

Note: I am running Windows XP (SP3)

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run a chkdsk /r on the hard drive, from the command prompt in Windows or from a XP install disc...kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5097 –  Moab Feb 18 '12 at 4:29
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Also scan for viruses using a boot cd....connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper –  Moab Feb 18 '12 at 4:30
    
That is a really bad delay, how does the system act once it is all running? How does the drive that the system is on, act when it comes to file copying and specific disk activity? –  Psycogeek Feb 18 '12 at 6:18
    
@Moab - Ran chkdsk /r and everything was fine. I have checked for viruses since this began but I will check again. –  Lynda Feb 18 '12 at 18:15
    
@Psycogeek - Once the computer boots it runs fine without issues. It is a touch slow but this is an old computer and the slow is nothing new and I highly doubt related to the boot issue. –  Lynda Feb 18 '12 at 18:16
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