Very Slow Boot When Networking in XP Pro.
On some XP Pro installations, when connected to a
network (peer-peer in this case), the computer boot time is over 1:40. The
system seems to freeze after logging in and the desktop may not appear or will
freeze for a minute. As timed with the utility, Bootvis.exe, the problem was
with the driver mrxsmb.dll, adding over 67 seconds to the boot time. Turning
off and restoring file and printer sharing eliminated 65 seconds from the boot
in some cases.
• Alt-click (or
right-click) on Network Places > Properties.
• Alt-click on
Ethernet Adapter connection > Properties.
• Un-check "File and
Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" > OK.
• If you need file or
printer sharing, repeat the above, re-check the box and re-boot again.