Slow XP SP2 boot up, updated nic drivers fixed that.

I had a call that a user’s workstation is taking 5 minutes to boot up. I did some user file cleanup which should have nothing to do with the issue as the slow boot is before the user gets the CAD screen. I did an ipconfig/all to make sure dns was correct. I did an ipconfig/flushdns. I then updated the Realtek nic from a 2002 driver to a 2008 driver. I rebooted the workstation and it came up in a minute after the bios finished its stuff. Some computer manufacturers are not so good about getting you the latest nic drivers. … Continue reading Slow XP SP2 boot up, updated nic drivers fixed that.