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Slow speed on booting.

When i power on my PC, it takes too much time on (booting) startup before showing Win XP logo. And it does processing with normal speed after logging on.

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Re: Slow speed on booting.

You should try to remove unnecessary files in your hard drive.. afterwards, try to run the disk defragmenter. this tool will help you computer to access files faster thus making your computer load up faster..

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Why won't my compaq presario 1250 load windows?

1 - You may need to roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose safe mode).
Win 7 - Start > Search type System Restore
XP - Is Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates.

2 - Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. Startup tab and uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.

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Slow boot of the computer

if your computer is booting very slow and your operating system is XP / VISTA / WIN 7 dont get frustated//
here is the quick solution
1) xp computer---click start/ run/ type msconfig/ ok/
system configuration window will open//
goto startup / hit the tab disable all at the bottom// apply//
go to services and at the bottom put the check on the box which says " hide all microsoft services" then click ok or close to close the system configuration window and restart the computer and it will boot very fast .
when the computer boots up you will get the window of system configuration and at the bottom put the check on the box which says "do not show this msg again".

note** vista and win 7 user will have to follow the same steps.. just type the command " msconfig" in the start seargh which appears at the bottom when you click the start button.

on Jun 10, 2010 | PC Desktops


How to make your computer faster

1. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
2. You should also defragment your Windows pagefile and registry.
3. Clean up hard drive disk space being taken up by temporary files, the recycle bin, hibernation and more. You can also use a tool like TreeSize to determine what is taking up space on your hard drive.
4. Load up Windows faster by using Startup Delayer, a free program that will speed up the boot time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs.
5. Speaking of startup programs, many of them are useless and can be turned off. Use the MSCONFIG utility to disable startup programs.
6. By default, the size of the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
7. In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance.
8. If you don’t care about all the fancy visual effects in Windows, you can turn them off by going to Performance Options.
9. You can optimize the Windows boot time using a free program called Bootvis from Microsoft.
10. Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more. Read about the 10 best and free registry cleaners.
11. One of the main reasons why PC’s are slow is because of spyware. There are many programs to remove spyware including Ad-Aware, Giant Antispyware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and more.
12. If you have a deeper spyware infection that is very hard to remove, you can use HijackThis to remove spyware.
13. Remove unwanted pre-installed software (aka junk software) from your new PC using PC Decrapifier.
14. Disable unnecessary Windows services, settings, and programs that slow down your computer.
15. Tweak Windows XP and tweak Windows Vista settings using free programs
16. Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista
17. Tweak your mouse settings so that you can copy and paste faster, scroll faster, navigate quickly while browsing and more. Read here to learn how to tweak your mouse.
18. Delete temporary and unused files on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
19. Delete your Internet browsing history, temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space.
20. Clean out the Windows prefetch folder to improve performance.
21. Disable the XP boot logo to speed up Windows boot time.
22. Reduce the number of fonts that your computer has to load up on startup.
23. Force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free up RAM.
24. Run DOS programs in separate memory spaces for better performance.
25. Turn off system restore only if you regularly backup your Windows machine using third party software.
26. Move or change the location of your My Documents folder so that it is on a separate partition or hard drive.
27. Turn off default disk performance monitors on Windows XP to increase performance.
28. Speed up boot time by disabling unused ports on your Windows machine.
29. Use Process Lasso to speed up your computer by allowing it to make sure that no one process can completely overtake the CPU.
30. Make icons appear faster while browsing in My Computer by disabling search for network files and printers.
31. Speed up browsing of pictures and videos in Windows Vista by disabling the Vista thumbnails cache.
32. Edit the right-click context menu in Windows XP and Vista and remove unnecessary items to increase display speed.
33. Use the Windows Performance Toolkit and the trace logs to speed up Windows boot time.
34. Speed up your Internet browsing by using an external DNS server such as OpenDNS.
35. Improve Vista performance by using ReadyBoost, a new feature whereby Vista can use the free space on your USB drive as a caching mechanism.
36. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can browse web pages faster using a service called Finch, which converts it into simple text.
37. Use Vista Services Optimizer to disable unnecessary services in Vista safely.
38. Also, check out my list of web accelerators, which are programs that try to prefetch and cache the sites you are going to visit.
39. Speed up Mozilla Firefox by tweaking the configuration settings and by installing an add-on called FasterFox.
40. Learn how to build your own computer with the fastest parts and best hardware.
41. Use a program called TeraCopy to speed up file copying in Windows XP and Vista.
42. Disable automatic Last Access Timestamp to speed up Windows XP.
43. Speed up the Start Menu in Vista by hacking the MenuShowDelay key in the registry.
44. Increase the FileSystem memory cache in Vista to utilize a system with a large amount of RAM.
45. Install more RAM if you are running XP with less than 512 MB or Vista with less than 1 GB of RAM.
46. Shut down XP faster by reducing the wait time to kill hung applications.
47. Make sure that you have selected “Adjust for best performance” on the Performance tab in System Properties.
48. If you are reinstalling Windows, make sure that you partition your hard drives correctly to maximize performance.
49. Use Altiris software virtualization to install all of your programs into a virtual layer that does not affect the registry or system files.
50. Create and install virtual machines for free and install junk program, games, etc into the virtual machines instead of the host operating system. Check out Sun openxVM.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Windows startup very slow win 7 sp1

this sounds like a BIOS update needed, I have a jetway motherboard that did the exact same thing and after visiting the manufacturers website and obtaining a BIOS Update my PC is now as fast booting up as it is when it fully loaded. Visit the dell website if you haven't already and go to the download and drivers section enter your service tag scroll down find the BIOS part in the drivers section, Then follow the on-screen prompts carefully read how to install it write it down if necessary then update your BIOS and within a very short time you should be booting up at light speed instead of turtle speed. Hope this helps.

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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 | PC Desktops


Windows 7 Startup Problems - How to Fix Windows 7 Startup Problems With Easy...

Windows 7 Startup Problems - How to Fix Windows 7 Startup Problems With Easy Tips

If you fail to boot the operating system, you can:
#1. Use Windows startup Disk to fix Windows 7 startup problem
If the failure of booting is result from the errors or the damaged files of starting system, a start up disk will help to solve this problem with ease.
#2. Use last know Good Configuration to fix Windows 7 startup problem
It is also a common method to enter the operating system. To use last know Good Configuration you can press F8 when you reboot the system. Then select "Last know Good Configuration" on the Advanced Boot Options screen to enter this mode.
#3. Use System Restore option in safe mode to fix Windows 7 startup problem
Enter the safe mode as the step in to last know Good Configuration in method #2. Choose System Restore option in System Tool in start menu.
If you find the startup process of Windows 7 very slow, we suggest that you should:
#1. Remove redundant programs in your booting items as many as possible. After finishing this action, the speed of startup can be improved by no less than 40%.
#2. Delete short cuts on desktop. The more icons on the desktop, the longer it takes to restart Windows 7. To fix Windows 7 startup problem, you should clear up the unnecessary short cuts on your computer desktop.
#3. Optimize registry regularly with proper registry maintenance tool. Registry error is the main reason that slows down the rebooting speed. You had better do registry cleanup timely to speed up Windows 7 start up process.

on Jan 12, 2010 | PC Desktops


Significantly Speed up computer boot-up

There are many ways to speed up your boot on your computer. I will show you the best ways that will get you the best possible difference. NOTICE: Some tips will work on XP only. A few will work for vista, but not recommended you try it unless you know what you're doing.

1) Process idle tasks
Perhaps the most significant way to speed up your boot and overall computer speed is process idle tasks. On your computer, click start, then run (Or windows key and R), Then paste this command into the box:
rundll32.exe advapi32.dll, ProcessIdleTasks
Let it run, sometimes it takes 10 seconds, other times it takes 10 min. It varies on computer.

2) Disable startup programs
Programs start on boot-up by default, some you may not even want, and it will bog down the computer. Heres how you disable the ones you don't want.
go to the Start -> Run
Type msconfig and press Enter.
Under the Startup tab you will see all the programs that load on boot. If you are unsure what to disable, leave a comment with the question.

3) Disable unnecessary visual effects

Click Start, right click my computer, properties, then advanced tab
Under the section labelled "Performance", click the Settings button to open the Performance Options window. In the "Visual Effects" tab, uncheck everything but the last 3 boxes.

With these 3 major tips, you will see that XP will be much faster and more responsive. For more tips, feel free to drop a comment.

on Dec 29, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My window xp is taking a long time to boot up can i solve that problem

For details on speeding up a slow computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
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Oct 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a Dell T3400 deskto pc running win xp. When

Check your BIOS settings to see if "smart fan" settings are enabled or disabled.

If they are disabled, your fan will run at max speed all the time.

Once enabled, the fan should only speed up as your cpu heats up, and then turn itself down once a lower temperature is reached.

Aug 04, 2010 | Dell Precision T3400 PC Desktop

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Formtting my hard drive

if you are formatting your computer for the first time and if you bought your computer after 2005 then just press <Ctrl> + <F11> keys right at the dell logo on startup, you will boot to dell PC restore. This will restore your computer back to the factory settings including WinXP, all the drivers and softwares.

If you bought your computer before oct 2005: then follow these steps.

1) start you computer and at the dell splash logo tap <Del> key to enter setup. (restart and retry till you see entering setup)
2) select Boot from the tabs above using arrow keys.
3) select boot device priority press <ENTER>.
4) select ATAPI CDROM, <ENTER>.
5). insert WIN XP CD in the top drive of the computer and press <F10> select yes.(this will restart your computer).
6) after reboot you will see " press any key to boot from CD" press any key within 5 sec on this message.
7) Press <ENTER> to install
8) Press <F8> on next screen
9) Press <ESC> on next screen(Options may vary on this screen , read instructions).
10) select partition using arrow keys press <ENTER>
11) select NTFS/NTFS quick, anyone. and press F on the next screen...

this wil start WIn XP set up and concludes the formatting of the HDD with Win XP CD.

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