Why does my cpu take so long at start up what an i do to speed it up.not exactly cpu literate..lol....are there some things i an stop from running at start up or i googled thinkpad startup and read that it was norton holding me up.is changing av a good idea what do you suggest please help.even opening programs go slow.bought laptop used
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look up what you have in the startup files, alot of stuf you download puts thier product in the startup and it will take longer for your pc to turn them on and off:
Goto start menu and type in:
goto start up and turn off anything that you do not need to run at start up....becareful that you do not turn off key components to your system...just look for software you have downloaded...this will help speed up your start up and shutdown....
Most of the icons are related to software you have installed. To shutdown these applications, the easiest way to temporarily turn them off is to run "msconfig". Try doing this as follows... Press and hold the Windows Logo Key, usually located left of the space bar. While holding this key down, press and immediately release the "R" key. In the box that appears type msconfig and press the enter key or click ok. If you have administrative access, you will see a dialog appear with several tabs across the top. Choose the startup tab and uncheck each application you do not want to run. apply the settings and restart your computer. You can always go back and uncheck choices you want to have run.
Is the computer taking forever to shutdown in the blue screen or is it something else. Perhaps try closing the applications running with the system to help the process speed up and actually work without the usage of the power button.
the most simplest way to shut down your laptop is to override your processing by simply holding down the shutdown button until your computer turns off (do this when all your work is saved and the "Windows is shutting down" mode is on your screen).
This idea is not recommended but will always work.
That's usually caused by a bad system driver. Next time it boots to the "start windows normally" page, select 'safe mode'. If the system boots well in safe mode, you can start from there by replacing the drivers from the system board on up until you've solved the problem.
The first thing I'd try to do is see what programs are running at startup. To do this Click on Start--> Run -->type "msconfig" without the quotes.
Click on the Startup Tab and view all the programs that are running at startup. As for deselecting which programs run at startup you can directly ask me which ones you can disable. For the most part all instant messengers and most program files can be disabled.