I have a Windows XP x64 SP2 machine that used to boot up really quickly, but now takes a very long time. If I enable the /sos boot switch it gets to the bit where it says:
2 system processors [8191MB memory]
and it sits there for literally about 3-4 minutes before going into GUI mode. Another machine running Windows XP x86 SP3 has a similar issue.
How do I troubleshoot this?
It boots really quickly in Safe Mode, but not in "Safe Mode with Networking support". I tried the Process Monitor log, but unfortunately it doesn't help. The bulk of the time is between the very first two entries - system starting and smss.exe starting.