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Stop waiting for network response when booting your PC

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When you start your Windows XP, it automatically read the IP address on your network and this can block your PC for a while. To solve this problem, you have two options:

First Solution


Disable all your network cards before turning off the PC and then reactivate if necessary. To do this:
Go to Control Panel> Network Connection
Right click on your active network adapter> Disable

Second Solution


Disable the reading of the IP address when booting the PC. This requires a modification of the Registry:
Backup your registry database if necessary.
Open the Registry Editor

Locate the key:
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon



Double click DWORD Value SyncForegroundPolicy and set it to 0
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Published by jak58. Latest update on March 5, 2009 at 04:35 AM by jak58.

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