I have a Windows Server 2003 with 4GB of memory and a 10k RPM HDD. I restarted the server and it LITERALLY has been 30 minutes and I am still waiting for the login to complete? The system just appears to be grinding away on the HDD without any obvious progress.
What's wrong with Windows that it takes so long to boot? Is there anything I can do to improve the boot time? It's beyond absurd.
This is compared to a Ubuntu Linux Server that rebooted in under 1 minute!
PS - I am not trying to hate on Windows, I am just trying to understand why it's the only OS that takes this long to boot! If I had two cars and one did not start well, I would naturally assume the car that did not start well to have a problem.