Big delay on Windows Welcome Screen

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by rAph, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. rAph

    rAph

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    I don't know if this is a Parallels issue or a Windows issue, but when I start the computer up, it boots up really fast to the Windows welcome screen, but then it hangs there for at least a minute. I've had Parallels since Beta 2 and it showed this behavior ever since I installed Windows XP. Does anyone know what is causing the hang?
     
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  2. jupiter

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    I have the same problem.

    During log in, the welcome screen hangs for about a 40 secs to a minute during win XP boot up.
    I can't figure out why.


    Guest OS: Win XP SP2 set with 256 mb ram
    Primary OS: OS X 10.4.6
    Macbook pro, 2.0 Ghz, 2 gb ram
     
  3. jkragenb

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    Ditto. Not a problem in the betas, becam a problem in RC1 for me.
     
  4. jdogg707

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    This became an issue for me in RC2, disabled USB support and the issue went away.

    2.0GHz iMac, 2GB RAM
    Windows XP Pro SP2 w/512MB RAM
     
  5. Djoh

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    This was a gigantic problem for me in RC1 only, but now it's snappy and flawless in RC2.

    MiniMac Duo w/1Gig
    Win XP SP 2 w/480Megs
     
  6. rbushway

    rbushway

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    I've noticed the same thing - started occuring with rc1. the earlier beta versions didn't have that problem
     
  7. volcs0

    volcs0 Bit Poster

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    I disabled USB support and it helped a bit. But I still get a long (20 second) delay at the Welcome Screen. Very annoying - especially when I'm trying to demo Parallels for someone.

    MacBook Pro 2.16
    1 gb RAM
    Parallels Build 1848
     
  8. e7sharp9

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    If you disable both your network and USB and reboot, then shut down and enable both USB and the network, then this resolved the problem for me.

    I suspect you just need to rebuild the virtual machine file for new versions of teh software.
     
  9. volcs0

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    Turning off Network fixed the problem - but it returned when I turned on network again.

    Weird.

    I wonder if it might have to do with network settings on my XP?
     
  10. volcs0

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    I uninstalled Parallels. I removed all the support files in /Library/Parallels and /Users/me/Library/Parallels. I deleted the plist file. I deleted my Windows install (in /Users/me/Library/Parallels).

    I reinstalled Parallels. I reinstalled Windows XP. I reinstalled Parallels tools.

    All is good. For now.

    Boots in 15 second. No delay at the welcome screen.
     
  11. e7sharp9

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    It's clearly a function of how fast the network can find an IP address. I am using DHCP in Windows and it is better in this release than in any Beta version, but still sometimes takes a while to connect.

    Sometimes it is really fast, other times it is somewhat slow. If I disable the network in the VM it is always fast. I suspect if you manually set the IP and DNS values in XP it will always be fast.
     
  12. volcs0

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    I agree.

    I'm at home now - just my own wireless network. This thing reboots in 15 seconds now...from Desktop to Desktop.
     
  13. MarkHolbrook

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    I believe it is network as I've seen the same thing when starting Parallels at my clients office. DHCP takes forever it seems.

    But when I start it here at home, BAM no delay whatsoever.

    M
     

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