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Computer startup is very slow, icons take forever to pop up

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Next time you can boot up press F8 repeatedly until you get to the Safe Mode text screen. One of the options there is to boot up and create a Boot Log. Do this. It will take even longer to boot but at the end you will have a file that shows everything the PC was doing during the boot. There are probably lots of things that are initializing that you don't really need.

You can disable startup items by running msconfig from your Run box and clicking the Startup tab.

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I will just give you some reasons why computer starts slowly and I hope these will helps.


1.Theres a lot of program in your computer are set in Startup:

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If you have installed any softwares recently it might slow down the pc as many softwares will install a startup file in order to start faster. You can shut these programs from starting up when the pc starts.
I put 2 steps to resolve this in order of simplicity.

Remove icons from the Startup folder
Some programs open with a shortcut icon in the startup folder (Startup icons). Use the following steps to show any startup icons that might be hidden and remove startup icons from the startup folder:
NOTE: Removing items from the Startup folder does not uninstall the software program.
1. Right-click the Start button, and click Explore . The Windows Explorer window displays with Start Menu already selected.
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7. Continue dragging unwanted icons until all unwanted startup icons are on the desktop. Click Yes to any window that display asking to confirm the removal of a read-only file.
8. Close Windows Explorer and restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Delete the startup icons that were moved to the desktop after you are satisfied with the way the software programs are working.
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