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Speed up boot time

To speed up boot time on a vista pc click start>type MSCONFIG>press enter>go to boot tab> check the no gui boot checkbox this will get rid of the loading bar at startup and replace it with the aurora background this makes boot up about 6 seconds faster but you will not know if your pc has frozen

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how can i stop things from popping up on my computer when i first turn it on because is very annoying and takes five minutes of my time crossing them off

step 1:
windows 7 / vista:
click start and type msconfig then press enter.

windows xp:
click start, run, then type msconfig

step 2:
click on the "Startup" tab and click disable all
re-check any start up applications you actually want to start up.

step 3:
press apply, then ok, and close the window
when it asks for you to restart your pc, press restart.
when your computer re-boots it MIGHT tell you that the config files were recently changed, if it does, click dont show this message.

Jun 07, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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booting up n performance drops, what can i do to boost up system?

A common problem!
Try these tips if you are Win7 or Vista. Some will work in XP also.

Disabling GUI files to speed up the boot process.

1 Click Start and type MSCONFIG in the search box. Press enter.

2 When the system configuration loads, click Boot tab.

3 Locate the No GUI tab and check it.

4 Click OK to close the configuration tool.

5 A smaller window may pop up asking if you would like to re boot your computer now or later.

Close any open files and click Yes.

When your computer restarts, the System Configuration tool may load, notifying you of the change.

Click the box "Don't show this message again".

Reboot your computer and a second or so will be saved as the system no longer has to load unwanted pictures.

Windows 7 is similar to Vista as the programme files are loaded in parallel, unlike older versions that loaded in series. Thereby saving boot time.

Another save is to disable Windows Home Page Sound. That will stop the system from loading up to 600k of unwanted noise.

1 In control panel select Sound. Click on Sounds tab.

2 Uncheck "Play Windows Startup Sound"

Disabling unwanted hardware devices will save processing power allowing more power for other more important tasks like math processing of formulae, (Games!).

1 Click the Start Menu, type Devmgmt.msc and press enter.

2 When Devmgmt.msc has loaded browse through your devices.

3 Devices that you don't often or ever use can be disabled by Right Clicking the device name and selecting Dissable.

4 To re enable the Device, repeat the last line and select Enable.

This can save an awful lot of processing and therefore time loading programmes that you want, not rubbish that is not required.

Disabling unwanted Fonts.

Windows loads over 130 diferent fontsw when it starts up. Only a handful are used. On a regular basis.

Go to the font directory, copy it to a USB stick or CD in case you require any that you remove by mistake and place them back where you got them from. Adobe uses some odd fonts sometimes!

I recommend keeping:

Segoe, Calibri Common, Veranda, Arial, Trebuchet, Tahoma, Times New Roma and Ms Sans Serif. Be sure to keep the variants of those fonts.


Dec 19, 2010 | HP Pavilion ze4300 Notebook

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computer is very slow how can i speed it up?

If you are using Windows XP, use the following steps to disable some startup programs:

Click Start-> Run
Type msconfig and press Enter
Click on the Startup tab
Click Disable All
Click Services tab
Click on the checkbox Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable All
Click Apply and Close

Restart the computer.

You will get a notification about using the system configuration utility.

Click the checkbox for Do not show this again

Click Ok

If the system appears to run faster, the next step will be to re-enable a few items under startup tab. You can keep most of the items disabled except your antivirus software.

Mar 08, 2010 | Dell Latitude C600 Notebook

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how to unlock screen for vista

Click Start, type msconfig in the Search field and press . After you click through the UAC prompt, a system configuration window will open. Select the Boot tab.
In the Boot tab, check the box marked No GUI boot. Click Apply and click OK. Windows will prompt you to restart the PC so click Restart.

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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This seems to be a common problem. The device seems to be trying to start or "boot" but will not function. The power button will not light up and the device does not respond to commands from computer. What now?


I suggest you to disable all HP related items, which will not startup at system boot up and might not cause any issues.

For Windows XP

Disabling HP Applications from MSCONFIG:
1. Click Start and select Run.
2. Type MSCONFIG and press Enter.
3. Click the Startup tab.
4. Clear the checkboxes for all HP related applications.
5. Click OK.
6. Restart the system.
You can restore any of the removed items by repeating the above steps and replacing the checks for the designated applications.

For Windows Vista

Turn off the Terminate and Stay Resident programs MSCONFIG in VISTA
1. Click the Start icon.
2. In the Start Search text box located above the Start icon, type msconfig and then press Enter.
3. On the User Account Control window, click Continue. The System Configuration window displays.
4. Click the General tab.
5. Select the Selective Startup check box.
6. Verify that the Load Startup Items check box is not selected.
7. Click the Services tab.
8. Select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
9. Click Disable All.
10. Click OK.
11. Click Restart to apply the changes. The computer automatically restarts.
NOTE: After the computer restarts, a System Configuration message might display. If it displays, Ignore this message.

I hope this helps you...



Oct 11, 2009 | HP OfficeJet 7410 All-In-One InkJet...

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