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    "Welcome" screen on XP question

    I have been going over my setup for my car pc that I'll be putting in. So far, I have WinXP Pro on a partition on my desktop computer so I can tweak and get everything the way I want it for the real thing.

    When running, I have Media Car as the shell program so it goes straight to that. However, when I go from a cold start, I go thru the POST, OS selection (won't be on the car pc), then I get the WinXP splash screen and finally the welcome screen. However, it seems like when I get to this "Welcome" screen it starts playing music, but it still says "Welcome" for a long time. I'm just wondering if it's waiting for something to timeout, if it's looking for logon or something like that. If so, is there a way to eliminate that time. I know that is also loading other necessary items, and that's OK, but when I run my normal OS it goes from the "Welcome" screen to logon very quickly.

    I wasn't sure if I should post this in the software section, but since I'm still a newbie, I'll post here.

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    Do you have a NIC in the PC? It is probably looking for a DHCP server.

    Also, disable the "Background Intelligent Transfer" service to speed things up, and disable system restore.


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    Try switching back on services you have certainly disabled one by one, one or 2 of them are essential to get uninterupted logon. I do not remember which of them anyway - they are related to networking anyway (try it even if you have no network). Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    Do you have a NIC in the PC? It is probably looking for a DHCP server.

    Also, disable the "Background Intelligent Transfer" service to speed things up, and disable system restore.


    Toups

    This computer has an NIC and also has a built in Ehternet connection on the mobo. I had a feeling that it was searching for that. On my actual car computer there is no NIC. Perhaps in the future, but not at present.

    Also, I will take a look at the Background Intelligent Transfer service as well as disabling system restore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpattonm
    Try switching back on services you have certainly disabled one by one, one or 2 of them are essential to get uninterupted logon. I do not remember which of them anyway - they are related to networking anyway (try it even if you have no network). Hope this helps.
    I will try that. I have many non-essential items disabled, but I think that's a good systematic resolution. I'll definately take a look.

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    Just check the event log and see what is going on when you boot. That will help you figure out what needs to be turned back on.

    BTW, I have a 733 w/ 256mb RAM and it boots with XP in 15 seconds flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    Just check the event log and see what is going on when you boot. That will help you figure out what needs to be turned back on.

    BTW, I have a 733 w/ 256mb RAM and it boots with XP in 15 seconds flat.

    That's impressive. I'd be interested in what you've stripped XP of to get that number?? This is on a 1.66 gig/ 512mb RAM. My actual car computer will have 1.1gig and 256mb RAM.
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    Nothing was stipped, just optimized, and that is on a P3/733 with 256MB PC133 RAM on and 80gb HD

    My laptop is mobile p3/1.2 w/ 512mb RAM and a 40gb laptop drive at 4200RPM and it boots in 13-13.5 seconds


    Let me know if you need any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toups
    Nothing was stipped, just optimized, and that is on a P3/733 with 256MB PC133 RAM on and 80gb HD

    My laptop is mobile p3/1.2 w/ 512mb RAM and a 40gb laptop drive at 4200RPM and it boots in 13-13.5 seconds


    Let me know if you need any help
    I may take you up on that... I'm somewhat new to XP and still figuring it out.

    That's why I'm doing all of this now on a 'trial version' on my desktop computer before I throw this in the car.

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