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Winxp Applications Startup Time, Decrease your Applications startup time...

By default, Microsoft includes the /prefetch:1 switch to speed up it's Windows Media Player application start time. This switch can be used for other Windows applications and also many third party programs.

Example #1

You have AOL installed on the computer. Complete the steps outlined below to add the /prefetch:1 switch to AOL's Target path.

1. Right Click on the AOL shortcut and select properties from the menu.

2. In the Target: Field add the /prefetch:1 switch to the very end of the path, like this: "C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aol.exe" /prefetch:1 and then click ok.

Now start AOL. It would load at least 50 times faster than ever before.

Example #2

1. Go to the Start butoon/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools

2. Right Click on System Restore and select properties from the menu that appears. Add the /prefetch:1 to the Target Path entry so it look like this
%ystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe /prefetch:1 and Click ok.

Now System Restore will start immediately when executed.

Note: This switch will only work with some programs. Others will return a message saying the programs. Others will return a message saying the program in the target box is invalid. Just remove the switch.

Good luck!

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How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster
Steps
1.Click on Start, then Run, and type "msconfig". Wait for a new window to pop up.
2.Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. You will see a box labeled "Timeout:", and a numerical value. By default, it's 30, which means 30 seconds of wait time before boot. This can be changed, using 3 seconds. (Note: if you have more than one operating system, this means the wait time to startup to the highlighted OS. you might want a bit more than 3 seconds)
3.Delete the temporary files periodically from your computer to make the applications run faster. Type %Temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK". You will see an open folder with many files. Click on the Edit menu and click on Select all and then click on the File menu and select Delete. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has a temp on the top of menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder.
4.Perform a scandisk to see that your computer hard drive is in healthy condition and it helps your computer run faster.
5.Always perform a disk defragmentation at least once in a month. start the disk defragmentation from the system tools available in the accessories from the start menu. it takes a longer time and it is advised not to run any applications in the computer including the screen savers, while running disk defragmentation.
Hibernation
After you have done all this, another method you can do is to allow the computer to hibernate. Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than normally. However, Hibernation is a good long-term solution, as it does not waste electricity.
1.Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab.
2.Click on the box that says "Enable hibernation" to check it.
3.Click on the Advanced tab and change the Power buttons options if you want to hibernate by pressing the sleep button or the power button. Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate.
4.Restart your computer every week or so to clear your computer.
The power can then be completely turned off, even at the socket so that no power is wasted.
Prefetch
1.Simply browse to the windows folder (Ex: C:Windows) and under there you should see the prefetch folder. Go into the prefetch folder and delete all the files (Careful! It should look like this c:windowsprefetch). We need to edit a registry key to tweak it. Open regedit and browse to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters
Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher
It has 4 possible values:
0- Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off.
1- Application : The prefetch only caches applications.
2- Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files.
3- All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files.
We don't want to disable it entirely. This would actually make boot times *longer*. This is because this feature is also used to speed up the loading of boot files. That is why we are going to pick the number 2 option. It allows us to keep the advantage of caching system files, without continually clogging the system up with applications.
Set the value to 2 and reboot.
The 2nd time you boot it should boot much faster. Remember that the side effect is that launching individual applications once windows has loaded will now be slightly slower.
Tips
When installing new software choose not to add the program to the startup folder.
. Regularly check to see what programs are running from your startup folder as malicious programs such as spyware may have installed itself without your knowledge.
. If you accidentally uncheck a program, just retrace the steps above and recheck the program and restart your computer.
. Adding more RAM to a Windows XP computer helps it boot faster, and since RAM prices are very low these days, it's an easy way to boot faster.
. uncheck system startup unnecessary startup programs*
Warnings
. Save any open work before making changes.
. Shut down all applications before making changes.
. Don't uncheck anything from Symantec or any other anti-virus or anti-malware software. Doing so may disable or hinder the protection of your PC.Remove all toolbar from add or remove program. From control panel. Reset web settings from internet option.

Apr 14, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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tuneup utilities prefetch data deleted windows 7 slow


I'm getting the Prefetch Data Deleted 'problem' on my tuneup 10 - it's telling me that because the prefetch is empty...yes...but my register is telling me both the Prefetch and Superfetch are set to '3' which is the correct, or default, setting for the feature. There is a program deleting my prefetch data and I want to find which one it is. Opera browser collects application data for offline work, I disabled this cache, and still I get the message from tuneup. Any other programs or browsers I can check?

May 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC

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How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster Steps 1.Click on Start, then Run, and type "msconfig". Wait for a new window to pop up. 2.Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. You will see a box labeled "Timeout:", and a numerical value. By default, it's 30, which means 30 seconds of wait time before boot. This can be changed, using 3 seconds. (Note: if you have more than one operating system, this means the wait time to startup to the highlighted OS. you might want a bit more than 3 seconds) 3.Delete the temporary files periodically from your computer to make the applications run faster. Type %Temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK". You will see an open folder with many files. Click on the Edit menu and click on Select all and then click on the File menu and select Delete. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has a temp on the top of menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder. 4.Perform a scandisk to see that your computer hard drive is in healthy condition and it helps your computer run faster. 5.Always perform a disk defragmentation at least once in a month. start the disk defragmentation from the system tools available in the accessories from the start menu. it takes a longer time and it is advised not to run any applications in the computer including the screen savers, while running disk defragmentation. Hibernation After you have done all this, another method you can do is to allow the computer to hibernate. Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than normally. However, Hibernation is a good long-term solution, as it does not waste electricity. 1.Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab. 2.Click on the box that says "Enable hibernation" to check it. 3.Click on the Advanced tab and change the Power buttons options if you want to hibernate by pressing the sleep button or the power button. Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate. 4.Restart your computer every week or so to clear your computer. The power can then be completely turned off, even at the socket so that no power is wasted. Prefetch 1.Simply browse to the windows folder (Ex: C:Windows) and under there you should see the prefetch folder. Go into the prefetch folder and delete all the files (Careful! It should look like this c:windowsprefetch). We need to edit a registry key to tweak it. Open regedit and browse to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher It has 4 possible values: 0- Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off. 1- Application : The prefetch only caches applications. 2- Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files. 3- All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files. We don't want to disable it entirely. This would actually make boot times *longer*. This is because this feature is also used to speed up the loading of boot files. That is why we are going to pick the number 2 option. It allows us to keep the advantage of caching system files, without continually clogging the system up with applications. Set the value to 2 and reboot. The 2nd time you boot it should boot much faster. Remember that the side effect is that launching individual applications once windows has loaded will now be slightly slower. Tips When installing new software choose not to add the program to the startup folder. . Regularly check to see what programs are running from your startup folder as malicious programs such as spyware may have installed itself without your knowledge. . If you accidentally uncheck a program, just retrace the steps above and recheck the program and restart your computer. . Adding more RAM to a Windows XP computer helps it boot faster, and since RAM prices are very low these days, it's an easy way to boot faster. . uncheck system startup unnecessary startup programs* Warnings . Save any open work before making changes. . Shut down all applications before making changes. . Don't uncheck anything from Symantec or any other anti-virus or anti-malware software. Doing so may disable or hinder the protection of your PC.

Feb 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my note book starts too much slowly and mostly stucks it takes about 2 or 3 min to the starting window screen and 2 min in the welcome screen. kindly tell me the solution


Hi,

It might be due to Virus.So please use a anti-virus software and try scanning the virus

To my knowledge , if you have just updated , you should be OK , MS say they have have fixed all their faulty patches .

Did you download all the security fixes ?

Here are some other things to try .

http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp...rvices-3.shtml
http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp...es/index.shtml
http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/wfp/index.shtml

If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:

Click on Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools then Services.
Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service.
Disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

Or if you don't want to disable it .

Background Intelligent Transfer Service. Uses idle network bandwidth to transfer data. For the majority of Users this feature should be of little use & as such I'd recommend setting it to Manual. Those on highly active Networks may benefit from having this set to Automatic, although it may be worth testing out to see if it does.

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http://rogier.xszone.nl/windows/wintricks.html
• Defragment boot files
The boot defragment option is usually enabled by default, but it may be disabled, or not properly enabled. If it's not working, XP may boot dog-slow.
To enable it:
- Edit HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction, find the string called Enable. If the string value is set to N, change it to Y.

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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308041
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http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servic...#Network%20DDE

Enable Quick post in BIOS setup , as long as you have a have a lot of memory .
The normal memory test , is tested three times & that alone may take 60 to 90 seconds.

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http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/troub-07.html
http://www.tweak3d.net/tweak/winstartupnew/
Disable the Windows XP Prefetcher
Windows XP has a Prefetcher component, which shortens the amount of time it takes to start
Windows and programs. When trouble shooting either Windows or program start-up issues, it might
be helpful to disable the prefetcher, because it runs as a background service while other
applications are running or loading.

To disable the prefetcher:

Start the Registry Editor
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ SessionManager \ Memory Management \ PrefetchParameters
Double-click the EnablePrefetcher value (remember the value that EnablePrefetcher is set to!)
Change the Value data to 0 to disable the prefetcher .
Close the registry editor and reboot the computer for the changes to take effect
When done troubleshooting, you can re-enable the prefetcher by changing the Value data to its
original value.

Values for EnablePrefetcher are:

0 - no prefetch
1 - prefetch applications only
2 - prefetch boot only
3 - prefetch both applications & boot (default)
I find 5 is best .

THANKS......
WITH REGARDS........
VAISHU

Sep 26, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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i am currently using nero as my media player but want to go back to using windows media player


Just click over a mp3 file with the right button of your mouse and select open with on the menu.
And then click to open on Windows Media Player.

Sep 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Media Player

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