JSI Tip 10363. Windows XP Professional takes a long time to start when you upgrade from Windows 2000?

After the subject upgrade, you Windows XP Professional computer takes a ling time to run the startup process.

This behavior occurs because the Shell Hardware Detection in Windows XP responds very slowly.

To workaround this behavior:

1. Open a CMD.EXE windows.

2. Type REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ShellHWDetection /V Start /T REG_DWORD /F /D 3 and press Enter.

3. Shutdown and restart Windows XP.

NOTE: This workaround should fix the slow startup, but may disable Autoplay and Fast User Switching.

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