Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

2 Answers

Still... Slow in Booting and reading startup programs

I tried to run and edit my msconfig but still, my system can't boot fast, it takes a couple or three minutes when the desktop icons appear. I really really confuse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP ME PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

Try scanning first with your antivirus if your pc has a virus which slows down your computer.
Then after checking that your computer is clean from viruses, run a checkdisk (To do this: Start->Run->chkdsk->enter)
After checking your disk, try defragmenting.
(To defrag: Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Defragmenter)
If your computer is still UNUSUALLY slow, try stopping some UNNEEDED services or uninstalling programs from the control panel.
If none work, try upgrading your computer. :-)

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Microsoft Master
  • 2,794 Answers

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.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why does my comp. load web pages really slow, it just started this 1 week ago

Make sure to run a thorough virus scan.

Slow Windows Machine! Sounds like not enough resources such as RAM and CPU. Check Performance in Task-Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE). High CPU levels causes hang ups like freezing. Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, 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. Consider increasing RAM. Uninstall any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.

Nov 22, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

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

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.

Oct 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Can,t get beyond the "welcome"

1 try to boot in safe mode once you get to desktop

2 in run type msconfig

3 disable all startup program and restart system

4 if it boots normally then again go to msconfig and select one startup program

5 restart if it start again normally then repeat the last process and keep repeating until you get to the faulty program...

Nov 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

5 Answers

XP System runs very slow

Hi, You can try the following steps. One cleaning the startup file and running a disk cleanup.The programs running in the background at the time windows starts can slow the system down.
1. click on start >Click run 2. Type msconfig 3. You would get the system properties box 4. click on the tab that says startup 5. Click on the tab that says disable all click apply and restart your computer.
Once the system is back up. Click on start>all programs>accessories>system tools>disk clean up Note: it may take some time to clean the system. Do back up important documents if any. Though you would not loose any important information form the computer.
Thanks for using fixya proton

Nov 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

My system is so slow what can i do to make it fast

Most likely there is some programs starting on windows startup that run and take up memory and resources. One way to check out what is starting when windows loads up is to use the msconfig utility. Go to Start button -> Run -> in box type "msconfig" -> click OK button. This will open a new window. Click the Startup tab on top. You will see a list of boxes, some of them checked. The ones checked are the programs that are starting automatically when Windows loads up. Be careful you know which you want to "uncheck", because some are necessary. If you are not sure, don't touch it, or Google it. Any Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, or java update ones are not required. If you are not sure, Google a program called HijackThis, download it, and run it. Copy and paste the output here, and I will tell you what to disable.

Mar 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

2 Answers

Slow in Booting and reading startup programs

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

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

3 Answers

Windows XP Unusually Slow Startup

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

1 Answer

Windows XP Unusually Slow Startup

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

Apr 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

5 Answers

Windows XP Unusually Slow Startup

possible that the virtual memory is fragged. try disabling the VM then do a disk error check followed by a disk defrag then re-enable VM.

Sep 09, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC Logo

Related Topics:

124 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides