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Speed up your Windows XP Logon by optimizing your registry

These two tweaks will ensure that your Memory Management Prefetcher and your Boot Function are Optimized on startup


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my system is hanging.what can i do?


Try going to the task manager to check if you have too many processes running on the background that may be consuming resources. You can open it by pressing the Ctl+Alt+Del keys on your keyboard at the same time.

May 09, 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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what function keys do i press on startup to re insatll the operating system on my acer aspire 3690


you can use the recovery disk which came along with the laptop to reinstall the OS. There is no function key to start the installation automatically, there is a backup / restore button in some laptops which can reset the OS. Check the manual for any such button on your laptop.

Jul 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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RAM comparison for asus p5q se/r mobo


Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Interesting choice which would seem to boil down to quantity over quality. Personally, I would rather go for quality, that is the highest motherboard acceptable/allowable speed of the memory. Even if the memory is only 2Gb and you can run it at max speed (with latency 2) it should dramatically improve performance. Additionally, the 2Gb (low compared to 4) could be compensated with an efficient memory management of the OS (hopefully XP and not Vista). Memory usage/management could be tweaked at the registry, msconfig, Startup and general ways of how the PC is used.

It would be appreciated for a postback/update if and when you have installed your choice of memory and hopefully, I can be of further assistance with a few tips on Memory usage/management; tweaking.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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PXE boot slow, creation of RAM disk failed


RAM disk requires actual memory in order to create a 'virtual' drive. My first instinct would be to check to ensure that RAM is actually available. Perhaps memory is faulty or configured improperly.

Sep 06, 2006 | Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (w15-00001)

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