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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

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    Thomas Christopher Aug 05, 2008

    Have you tried scandisk and defrag?

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Hi, My laptop taking so much time to switch on and it became very slow. Please tell me the soluiton for it.


Sometimes slow booting of computers and Laptops are caused by viruses and spywares. Also, a High temperatured Processor makes a computer slow.
Here are some solutions you might want to try.
  1. If you have a installed antivirus in your computer, i suggest you update your Antivirus and then Start scanning your computer for possible viruses and spywares.
  2. If viruses and Spywares are not the problem, maybe your Processor is feeling to much heat. I suggest you use Laptop Coolers like this one. heifentrixx_11.jpg
  3. This will help you cool down you Processor and Laptop.
Hope my solution will help. Thanks for using Fixya!

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Why clean up start up processes?
Windows Startup program will load the default programs or processes you add to your computer. The test result shows a new system only boot within 30 seconds. As you install antivirus program or other applications, it becomes very slow. Sometimes, the startup gets bloated not due to your computer behaviors. Malicious software is prone to add useless processes on startup without your known. You are not aware that your computer becomes more and more slow until serious computer problem occurs. Don’t ignore a slow start up, it is the root of Blue Screen and computer freezing.

How to clean up start up processes?
The first thing you should do is to remove spyware or adware from your computer. I prefer to AVG, it is a free anti-virus program. If you want to clean virus completely, you need boot in safe mode and disconnect your Internet.

Hok is a professor with over ten year’s computer experience. He suggest us use ErrorFix. This is a pc optimize tool which can clean up system registry entries, useless program, start up processes and junk files. With this program, your computer will be obviously improved. Just a few clicks, you can remove processes that slow your computer.

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Do not download Peer-to-Peer Download Software! Maybe you are using some software such like YouTube Downloader. These are probably some of the least likely contenders for system-slowdown but they are popular on the internet. Those kinds of program can take up memory space and damage your computer. Also they can automatically add itself as your start up.

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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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Computer booting up. at least 5 min. or more.


Hi,
You can use the following link to check , why the computer is giving performance issues.

http://tinyurl.com/29w3pgr

Slow system performace could be caused due to multiple issues . Namely less free space on the hard-drive, too many startup programs, virus or spy ware.

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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 laptop is very slow while booting XP. It booting for about 6-8 min. I have a fresh instaled XP and no viruses.


i guess ur using a licensed and 'updated' antivirus..
howevr, hv a glance ovr the software strength..look for startup items (the programs loaded during startup)..download n install n run 'Statup Control Panel'..
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,7976-order,4-c,desktop/description.html
and microsoft kb890830..remove the unnecessary boot item(s) or do post me a complete list of startup item that the Startup CPL is showing (in itz every tab), i'll guide u..
also u may use 'Advanced System Care Pro' to fix all at a time..
always better to get supervision frm ur system admin/vendor....

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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

Jun 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My laptop computer takes forever to load Windows and I know there is some kind of problem because it sometimes freezes. I recentluy added more memory to 1.5 gb and it still has this problem of booting up...


have you scan for virus ?
If you did scan for virus and it didn't find any virus.
Check the startup options , their might be program running on the background.

The other problem might be that their are a lot of program running on the background.
Look on the task bar on the right hand side . Is their a lot of program loaded?
If yes.
Close some of the programs and try to connect to the internet

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