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How can I speed up the running of my Mac? When I switch it on it takes ages to boot up.

I have tried running cleaners but they don't seem to help, unless of course I am using the wrong ones. I do have a lot of photos stored on it but not many other documents. It is used mainly for the internet. Any advice would be most appreciated. If you need any more info please ask :

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I have a program call winpatrol, i think they make it for mac, go to the website look at what it can do for you and i recommend buying the plus upgrade, you only have to buy it once and it last a life time of support, and if your not sure of a progran select the program in the search and you get all the information if the program is good or bad.

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I have an EEE PC Netbook running on Windows XP (not sure what Service pack, maybe 2?). I have the discs that came with it, etc. The issue I have is that the Hard Disk is partitioned into 2 sections. I...


The 2nd partition (D:) may be your Factory Recovery Partition? How large is it? I would do a Cleaning and some Tweaking of the Laptop first. Use these two Freeware programs to help with the cleanup. 1, CCLEANER: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ Run the cleaner, look at the Applications tab to customize your cleaner, Runthe registry cleaner, delete all results, Open the TOOLS section, select the STARTUP section, disable ALL unnecessary startup programs to speedup start and running, Use the UNINSTALLER to remove Any/All unnecessary programs. 2, download freeware MALWAREBYTES: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install UNCHECK the TRIAL PRO version, you want the freeware version, Run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot. Run a FULL scan with your up-to-date Anti Virus, delete ALL results. Do ALL your Windows Updates and Laptop Manufacturer's updates. Use this procedure for more Speed Up/Cleanup tips: http://www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-a-Windows-XP-Computer Can you open the 2nd Partition? What's on it?

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Speed Up Windows XP Boot and Shutdown Times


This guide will show you how to shorten the time it takes for your desktop to appear when you turn your computer, and make it shut down faster as well. Here are a few tips to get you right to your desktop as quickly as possible after startup.
To speed up Windows XP shutdown times:
Turn off services that you don’t need. If you want XP to shutdown faster, you need to have less services running for it to shutdown. Disable any unneeded services.
Don’t clear virtual memory at shutdown. Clearing the page file can provide more security, but that comes at the expense of speed. I don’t really care if someone can look at my page file. If you are more concerned with the shutdown speed, then you will want to disable this option in the registry. You will need to locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management registry key and change the ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0.
To speed up Windows XP Startup times:
Waiting for your computer to boot can be a painful process. Though Microsoft has taken steps to speed up the boot process, it still can be improved. Here a few suggestions you can follow to speed up your Windows XP boot time.
Boot Defrag. If your boot files are closer together it will take less time for your hard drive to seek the files, therefore giving you a faster boot time. This was enabled by default on my machine, but you will want to make sure you have the option enabled in the registry. In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
You will want to set “enable” to “Y”.
Keep the registry clean. Windows registry can be a disaster. When programs install they will create registry keys. When you uninstall the program it will leave behind useless registry keys. The solution is to use a good, reliable, registry cleaner. Be careful in which one you choose though because a bad cleaner could really screw up your system. My favorite choice is CClceaner, which will also rid your machine of some spyware and temporary internet files. You can download it here.
Change BIOS Settings. The computer has to go through the BIOS before actually touching Windows. Changing a few settings can decrease the time it takes to actually get to the Windows XP boot screen. First you will want to run a Quick POST (power on self test) if your bios has this option. Secondly you will want to disable booting from a floppy (especially slow), cd, usb. If the BIOS only has to look for the hard drive it will go much faster. You will want to remember that you changed this setting though, incase you have to boot from one of these devices for troubleshooting. The last option is to turn off Boot Delay if you BIOS has this available.

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Tips To Make Your PC Boot Up Faster


If your pc is taking ages to start up , then follow this advise to speed things along and get you going faster.

1. Uninstall Old Programs and Stop Unwanted Services From Starting.

The main culprit making a PC slow to boot is programs. If you have programs installed on your computer that you are no longer using , you should remove them.
These programs often have background processes running which not only uses your RAM but also takes time to load at start up.

A useful program I found is Tune Up Utilities. This program has a feature called start up manager which will allow you to stop unwanted programs from starting up when you turn on your PC. Not only that , but the software also identifies programs and processes which you should keep running. A free trail version is available HERE.

You can also do this in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by going to run in your start screen and typing in msconfig. Then go to the start up tab and deselect everything you don't want to have start when you start your computer.

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If your run command is not visible , go to command prompt and type in msconfig.

2. Windows loading screen

You know that page with the animation? That takes forever right? You can actually remove it without much trouble and it will save about 10 seconds on your start up time. Here's what you do.

Go to run in your start screen and type in msconfig.
Go to the boot tab and select "noguiboot" checkbox.

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This will cut the animation getting the computer to start faster. If you have a duel boot system , you can also set the timeout for that menu by making the timeout 3 seconds instead of 30 seconds.

3. Defrag and clean the Registry

Download a free program called CCleaner (HERE) and install it. This program will remove invalid registry entries. This will mean less time that the computer is looking through registry keys and thus improved start up and system performance. Just click "run cleaner" and it will automatically search for and remove invalid keys.

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You may also want to defragment the registry. Open Tune Up Utilities and select all functions under the first window called "maintain system" and select "defragment registry".


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This will also help a little for system performance and start up time.

4. Edit Your Bios

The bios by default contain some options that are redundant and can be switched off to save on start up time. For instance :


  • Make your first boot device your hard drive.
  • Select Quick boot or "do not check memory"
  • If you are using a graphics card , disable the on board as it's only using memory.
Following these few steps should save you about 30-45 seconds on start up and improve overall system performance.

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First, uninstall Final Draft 7 from your Mac. Then re-start your notebook. After it boots up - run a registry cleaner if you have one to remove all bad registry values that may have been let behind by the program. If you don't have a registry cleaner, try to get one. After running the registry cleaner, re-boot your Mac. Then, re-install Final Draft 7.

Two things might have happened. (1) the program became unstable and shut down or (2) you have a problem with certain sectors in your hard drive and lost part of the program.

In either event, re-installing it may cure the problem.

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Upgrading your drivers won't speed up your PC. Most system speed loss is due to fragmentation on your hard drive, malware, more programs running in memory and the state of your system Registry.

1. Defragmenting your hard drive. Make sure you have at least 10% of your hard drive free and open My Computer, right click drive C, right-click and choose Properties, then click the Tools tab and click Defragment.

2. Scan for malware. Download and run Norman Malware Cleaner from http://www.norman.com/support/support_tools/malware_cleaner/ Scan your entire drive C then click the button to repair the problems found on the bottom of the window.

3. Prevent unwanted programs from running at system boot. Click Start/Run then type msconfig and click Run. Uncheck any unfamiliar programs or programs you don't want running at startup, then restart your PC.

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