Long time booting
by mabradford - 2/10/07 10:27 PM
In Reply to: another thought by idzyn4u22
I have read in other websites that sound drivers were culprits in longtime bootup sessions. I would suggest that you unload all peripherals and let Vista find them again - but, one at a time while you keep them unplugged. Personally - I would give Ubuntu 6.1 a good try. I think you'll find that you will really fall in love with it -- once you have learned to load Flash and get the mpegs and mp3's and such running. I have my own enjoympeg program loaded on all my Linux boxes and allow RealPlayer to play as much of the non-open systems music and video stuff that I can. Of course you have to have a converter for AVI and WMV files from Microsoft -- but, that's a nice chanllenge for you to learn with. Out of 6 flavors of Linux - I use SuSE 10.2 for work and now I'm using Ubuntu for everything else. As you know - Linux doesn't get virus' very often and these later versions are sweet. I personally like Windows 2000 and XP - but, I love my Linux flavors and wouldn't be without them. I can fix Windows NTFS problems with Linux amongst other issues -- while Windows isn't even booted -- but, can't do that in reverse with Windows fixing Linux. And too -- all the office, animation, and just useful programs of an everyday kind - come with Linux for Free of Charge -- unlike the $500 you're going to spend on Windows for similar or same products. I think people using Windows should just send Microsoft money for the products but, to save headaches - just be simple and load Linux and forget Windows and the 2 year learning curve you as a normal user - are going to go through trying to figure out why it has crashed or won't boot. I protect my Windows boxes with Linux -- so, I'm happy with both...but, prefer Linux.
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