Re: Windows Vista Home Premium on HP Media Center PC
Thank Curt. That didn't do it, unfortunately. But I was able to discover one
more, probably an important consideration. The delay does not start when
Vista loads as I'd thought originally, it starts from the first touch of
keyboard or the first click of the mouse after starting the computer. In
other words, the PC can be in for an hour but when I click the mouse for the
first time after power-up, there is a 10 (or so) minute 'limbo' period as
described in my original post.
> Check network discovery. If you already
> have your network settings, you can probably turn
> network discovery off.
> "sponz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > From day 1, the PC hangs on start after the normal desktop appears for
> > about
> > 10 minutes. After that time it works fine. Each time I notice the
> > following
> > entries in the event log:
> > The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service hung on starting.
> > The Security Center service hung on starting.
> > The Windows Update service hung on starting.
> > Not sure if these are related. The machine is actually exhibiting symptoms
> > of a 100% CPU utilisation as I noticed that it responds to mouse clicks
> > after
> > a considerable delay. After it's had its spat for 10 or so minutes it
> > works
> > fine.
> > I am also running the Bit Defender Internet Security. Again, not sure if
> > that is the contributing factor.