Originally Posted by u.c.i.n.e.x.
You sure you didn't buy a corrupted version of windows xp? Problems like this usually consist of fake versions or pirated versions of windows.
What I can sugggest has already been suggested by some of the posters so I'll just quote.
Also, one last thing, why would you tweak windows when your version isn't working correctly? I mean it just doesn't make sense to mess around with settings and stuff when like you say, your having problems with booting, and how fast it loads, I would also recommend taking those tweaks you did, off.
Now here's the thing, how was I supposed to know that this time Windows wasnt gonna work? When the installation was complete Windows booted as it should, in 10-15 seconds... when I had installed all drivers it booted as it should, HOWEVER after that I stopped rebooting after everything, I downloaded Windows updates (if I remember correctly) installed 3dmark06 to get latest DirectX version, applied tweaks, rebooted, BAM problem is now there. Once again I really dont think thoose tweaks can cause this kind of problem. I used 1 of thoose tweaks (faster shutdown) on my earlier installment of Windows and it worked perfect
. You cant blame me for wanting to try stuff out and learn its effects. Of course I know messing with Registry can cause problems, Im aware of that risk. But as I said it would be nice
to know the solution to this problem in chase anyone else gets it so I could help them.