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I have an HP desktop A1700n with Vista home premium. For the last month or so the system freezes about 2 minutes after it is turned on. It always happens and freezes for about 2-4 minutes. The only thing that is active is the cursor while it freezes. I have looked at anti-virus software, start-up processes and have talked with an HP technician. Their last recommendation was to reload the system, which I don't want to do yet. I have 1 hard drive, 2G ram and a DVD drive.

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I hate the system startup freeze :(

I have seen network cards do this. You can try disabling your network card and rebooting. If that doesn't work, try going into device manager (Right click Computer > Manager > Device Manager) and expand Network Adapters. Right click on your NIC and select Uninstall and then reboot.

Vista will reinstall the NIC, but I suggest downloading the driver for your NIC before hand (just in case). If you let me know what is listed for your NIC, I will provide you with a link to download the driver :)

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Cotsy,


Does it load to the desktop completely before it freezes? Is is always 2 minutes?

Have you updated all your drivers recently? There are ones that are pretty recent.

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Do you have Hijack this or autoruns?
Both good programs to see whats starting up,
my hunch is its a startup program.
But having not seen you laptop in person its just a guess

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I am having this same problem. All programs running will freeze several minutes after starting up. Everything is normal for the first couple of minutes, I can open word and type several sentences and even save it.

After vista freezes, i can only move the cursor around, northing else. Can't open the task manager, the start menu, switch to other programs. I can't even shut down. Nothing works. I end up pulling the battery to reboot.

I'm trying to uninstall the network card now, but i'm guessing I'll have to reinstall vista.

If anyone knows what is going on I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Ryan

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