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Slow in Booting and reading startup programs

Why my system become slow in booting and reading startup programs, it has no virus when I scanned it. I was confused...... , will you please teach me how to improve my system to read fast! especially on booting. Thanks for your response. (vinjaychris3@yahoo.com)

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  • Christopher Ong
    Christopher Ong Aug 05, 2008

    Still.... my problem is slow in booting and reading startup programs. I've tried to edit my msconfig but still....... I was really really confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Plase HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Hi, This is Ravi Verma. I shall like to tell that the system goes slow down because of many reasons. Some of them are:
1). Registry is overloaded by waste entries.
2). Windows/prefetch file is overloaded by waste data files.
3). So many tasks are running.
4). Computer Configuration is low as compare to the Softwares installed in it.
5). Virus Problem.
6). Spyware in Registry.

So, for the Solution of above problems one by one please read the Following Text...
Solution:
1). Use an appropriate Registry Editor like uniblueregistrybooster or tuneup etc.
2). Empty the Prefetch folder of Windows directory. Windows/prefetch.
3). Goto start->run-> and write msconfig and press enter. In the opened dialog box goto startup tag & declick all those tasks which are not needed to you. Because these tasks run with startup and use your processor.
4). Upgrade your Computer.
5). You a good Anti-Virus. To recognize that virus is in your computer the best way is goto Mycomputer->menubar->tools->folderoptions. if Folderoptions is not showing in your tools menu bar it means that your computer is infected by a malicious virus.
6). use better spyware remover like unibluespywareremover.

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Go to Run, and type in msconfig. There you can shut off unneeded startup programs

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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    Thomas Christopher Aug 05, 2008

    Have you tried scandisk and defrag?

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Why is my OS is very very slow working???


Here's a few tips you can try to fix your slow startup problem. First of all you want to disable any programs that are in the startup menu that you do not absolutely need. There is no sense in waiting for programs to load that you don't use on a regular basis. Or if you are not sure which one is slowing your startup. You can disable them one at a time.

If that did not help, you can disable your Windows sidebar. You'll also want to remove any icons from your desktop that you do not absolutely need. The same goes for your task bar and quick start menu. All of these will slow down your boot time.

Check to make sure your anti virus program is not scanning at startup. Some programs are set to scan. When windows boots, by default. You will also want to do a full anti virus scan to make sure you don't have a worm or any other type of virus that is working in the background slowing your operations down.

The biggest reason for a slow boot time is a corrupt or damaged Registry. The registry will become corrupted from installing and uninstalling programs. Perhaps you have loaded programs onto your new Vista computer and were not compatible and then uninstall them. They leave behind files, which Windows tries to reference on startup. Since they are no longer on your computer. Your system goes through a long search trying to find them. You need to clean and optimize your Windows registry to eliminate any bad or orphaned files.

You can do this manually if you are an experienced computer technician. It is not recommended for most users. Windows does not have a built-in tool for repairing, cleaning, or optimizing your registry. You will need to download and run a third-party registry repair program to do this.

A good piece of software that will do this for you with a click of the mouse is a wise investment for any computer. You will have it for years to come, and can schedule it to do weekly maintenance. This will keep your PC fully optimize and running fast. It's like giving your computer a tuneup.

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How to Fix Windows Slow Boot


It often happens that Windows boots slow. This can happen due to a number of reasons such as the presence of too many start up programs. However, the major cause of such boot delays is the registry corruption in Windows. Whatever the cause, the Windows slow boot is intolerable and there must be done something to fix it. Here you will find simple techniques which are tested in PCs around the world.

Step-1: Repair and Clean Windows Registry

You might not be aware that there is something very important inside the Windows. And due to the corruption in this internal component of the operating system, we experience Windows slow boot. The element which is referred here is the Windows Registry which contains information about all computer programs including the boot sector programs and services.
In order to have a quick Windows boot there must not be any corruption in the Windows registry entries. The best way to speed up a slow booting Windows is to use some authentic PC optimizer and registry cleaning tool.

Step-2: Reduce Start Up Items

Whether you are using Windows 7, Vista or XP, you must have some programs in your computer that start with the Windows start up. Sometimes too many programs running in background result in Windows slow boot. You can disable these programs through a start up manager tool in the PC optimizer software. Although there is a way to disable such programs through the "msconfig" function in the Windows but it is not recommended for all types of users since they can mistakenly disable the important Windows services necessary to run the entire system.

Step-3: Run An AntiVirus/AntiMalware Scan

Although not all boot problems are caused by the viruses or malwares but it is wise to run scans through these security softwares. However, it must be kept in mind that the registry repairing scan must be run prior to such scans for the best results to fix Windows slow boot.


The above guidelines will surely help you to make Windows boot faster. If you are looking for a complete PC Optimizer and Registry Cleaner software for a quick fix of your problem then it is highly recommended you run the Intel Software Partner, RegInOut scan here to fix > Windows Slow Boot.

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Error, my computer cannot access some programs and it works very slow and get always hung.


You probably have some virus and/or malware infections. Clean up your system:
  1. Restart computer into Safe-Mode with Networking (press F5 or F8 repeatedly whilst booting)
  2. Run an online virus scan here
  3. Download, install & update Malwarebytes
  4. Run a full scan & reboot if/when asked.
  5. Clean up your system by installing and running Ccleaner
If you still have problems after cleaning up your system post back which programs you are having trouble accessing.

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Xp booting very slow on my acer 5740


Do a PC maintenance to your mid-range laptop.
1. Install CCleaner and clean-up your laptop.. disable any unused start-up programs
2. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, update and scan
3. Install any antivirus programs, update and scan.

Hope this helps.

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My pc becomes to slow


hello
after scanning if your system is still slow then try these

if your system has less memory then do not install heavy softwares(kaspersky is heavy)

minimise startup programs using startup,then run msconfig using run,page opened,then under startup tab uncheck proces that start with start up on right hand taskbar
CAUTION: do not uncheck other system process

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Still... Slow in Booting and reading startup programs


Have you tried defragging you hard drive lately. Go into my computer, Move the mouse to your hard drive. Select properties. Select tools. Select defragmentation. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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from msconfig you disable all startup item and restart.Also you defragment your hard drive once in a month and use a good antiviruse and scan your pc at regular interval

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plz go to msconfig and disable all item except the antiviruse in the startup tab, then go to my computer propeties ,click on advance then click on performance then select adjust for best performance(visual tab) then go to advance tab and change the page file to 1024 for both(min and max) then do a full scale system scan for viruse
Post your findings

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Windows running very slow


Have you scanned the PC (all drives) for spyware and viruses?

Spybot search & destroy is a good, free application.

For anti-virus, Trend Micro PC-Cillan or CA Internet Security
(Nortons will drastically slow down your computer)

Have you loaded any other software on the C drive?
Often programs designed to load up & run in the background at startup cause a PC to run slow.

RAM can be another culprit. 1GB minimum is best.

Hope this helps

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