Win XP - Slow Boot Times :(

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  1. LIQUID

    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    It seems like it takes forever to boot up to Windows XP on my computer :(

    Is there anything I can do to speed it up??

    Im runnin: AMD XP 2000+, 640MB 2100 DDR RAM

    (My old pc AMD 1Ghz, 256 MB PC133 Ram - boots up in no time [​IMG])
     
  2. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Try downloading and running startup control panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to see what programs you have auto-running.

    If you have a lot of fonts that can also be a problem.

    Are you on a network? If so, this might help
    Also, there is a fairly well known problem with XP SP1 - it greatly increases boot times on some comps. I have read that many of these slow downs are due to not running the newest video drivers so try updating those.
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    Mugatu thank you very much :cool:

    I will try these (I have not downloaded SP1 yet as my computer is just a few months old)
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    Mugatu, that program you posted....is it the same as just going to the run menu and typing in "winconfig" ??
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    pretty much - but it a bit better (gives you some information on what the programs actually are)
     
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    Does the computer run slow in general after booting? Or does it just seem to hang it one spot durring bootup?

    If it just seems to hang it is more than likely waiting for a piece of hardware to do something.

    If there is alot of hard disk acivity durring bootup you may want to try defraging if it is a fat32 partition. (MS claims NTFS doesn't fragment)
     
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    its always quick...except during boot up
     
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    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I've also just recently removed windows update #811493 - it was slowing my computer WAY down (only on XP, my win2k machine was unaffected)

    but this was a more general slowing, boot times were slowed but so was general operation
     

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