"Jan Alter" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Ken" <Ken@invalid.com> wrote in message
>> ElJerid wrote:
>>> My PC (Core 2 duo 8400 @ 3.6 Ghz, 4 GB Corsair DDR2, Intel SSD, XP Pro)
>>> normally boots in 12 sec (from POST to Windows welcome screen).
>>> After mounting a Matrox RT-X100 video card, the boot time has increased
>>> to 45 sec. That means 33 seconds just for identifying a single card !
>>> Once booted, the PC runs perfectly.
>>> No applications or programs and only 22 services are running (including
>>> Avast AV).
>>> Can someone explain the reason for this long boot time, and perhaps also
>>> how to reduce it ?
>> Have you checked the Device Manager to see if the correct driver is
>> installed for your card? That might be the reason. You might also see
>> what else is loading in startup for MSCONFIG.
> As mentioned by the previous poster it's possible that the new graphics
> card is not only loading its driver but other graphics supporting programs
> as well, which are causing the extended boot time. What you could note are
> the programs that are now loading at boot when you check on msconfig, and
> then do a system restore before you loaded the drivers for the new card.
> Before you do that though you might want to create a restore point so you
> can return to your current configuration without software error messages.
> Jan Alter
Thanks for your answers.
No changes in Msconfig after installing the Matrox card. Only Avast
antivirus as startup item.
In device manager, no errors. But of course, there is one more device marked
as "unknown", and containing 5 Matrox drivers. All of them are "working
properly" and the Matrox RT-X100 card works normally.