Disabling the adapter switching service alone did the trick for me - didn't disable WLAN or bluetooth. I am using C400 with internal WLAN and it doesn't have that service at all, only the D series does. The Intel driver even has an option for disabling the adapter switching.
In summary the WLAN still made a connection to an AP even if the switching service was disabled. Hope this is of any help.
I cannot find this "Adapter Switching Service" anywhere on my system. I have checked the Services area and also BIOS. Can anyone tell me what I am missing here? Got several D600's that need to use wireless.
HELP Soooooo SLoooooooooooooow when booting.
Adapter switching service can be found by clicking
then type services.msc and press enter -> it should be at the top of the list. Right click for "properties" and change startup type to manual or disabled. That will reduce the startup time to a tolerable level.
Thanks for the reply, but I still do not have an adapter switching service in my services area. Typing start / run Services.msc is the same thing as going to the control panel / admin tools / services area. Already checked that. I have also tried turning off the wireless system completely in BIOS...still slow. I think my issue really is with the slowness in general. I already have the D600's down to about a 30 second window once the initial background screen comes up...the problem is even THAT is too slow. Some of you may grouse, but I have a budget to justify. I cannot do so when the execs are saying they want there old laptop back becuase the new one is slower than the old one.
I can put a C600 laptop right next to a D600 laptop and the C600 will continuously get to the login screen faster than the D600. The C600 is only a 600MHz machine, with 128MB of RAM and a 100BaseT connection. The D600 is a 1.6GB processor, with 1GB of RAM and a Gigabit adatper. Why is it so much slower to boot than it's earlier family members? I think until DELL address's this isssue, they are going to get a lot of calls and emails regarding this issue.
Thanks again, but I am still stuck.
Message Edited by trentg on 02-05-2004 11:45 AM
Message Edited by trentg on 02-05-2004 12:32 PM
Sorry, don't know what I was thinking. I can tell you that the 30 sec is the best I could do also. The problems started coming up around SP4 release time. I was installing a single d600 (SP3) with latest hotfixes and everything was fine. Just before releasing the computer I checked for new updates from Microsoft and tadaa - the long wait. I guesstimate that it was some MS fix just before SP4 was released (there was the issue of slow shutdown too!) and a driver that is included with D600 that does it.
I was expecting Dell to fix it but I already gave up hope. There is always HP... BTW we have about 100 laptops.