Here is the problem. My teacher has a computer that takes 58 minutes to
boot to Windows 2000 Pro. During this long boot up, the screen goes black.
As if the OS froze. Once Win2000 is loaded everything on the system is
fine. Booting (dual boot) to Linux and everything is normal.
The PC is a P2 333MGHz, 256Mb RAM, Intel Chipset, Dual Boot, Win2000
Pro/Linux, Lilo Boot Loader, Nothing running in the background.
If he hits the F8 key to boot to Safe Mode Win2000 still takes 58 minutes to
load. He has tried re-installing Win2000 again and still the same problem.
He has scanned for viruses with several virus scanners and found nothing.
This started only after he decided to Re-Install Win2000 (he can't remember
why he did) on his PC. Before his re-install the two -- Win2000/Linux
worked quite well. Both OS's loaded normally. Since the re-install (and
another re-install) Win2000 always takes 58 minutes to load.
The black screen almost sounds like maybe the Video Card has problems so
where going to try a PCI video card opposed to the AGP just to see what
happens. But still Linux has no problems at all and once Win2000 is finally
loaded it's ok too.
I did a search on Google but came up empty.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, John