I own a windows vista and every time i start it up,it asks me for my password,and then it says "welcome" and then it takes about 30 sec to up a min,then a blue screen comes on,at the bottom it shows the current time on the lower right corner,and then i get the main screen icons! i also get alot of popups on new updates and blocked start up programs! can you help me?
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go to command prompt (windows key and r) typ mscinfig and press enter click on the boot tab (2nd one) lower right corner is a box with the timeout value, set it to the desired time and tick the box make all boot settings permanent save changes then reboot
I don't know about the long shutdown time but I may be able to speed up the startup time.
(Assuming you have Windows Vista or 7) Go to the Start menu and in the "Search" field type in "msconfig" (without the quotation marks" ")
Click the on "Boot.Ini" tab and check "NoGuiBoot". Now on the right where it says "timeout" change the 30 secs. to 15 secs.
Now click on the Startup tab. Tell me all the processes that are on here. If there's more than 15 or so then it's no wonder your computer is starting up slowly. This should dramatically speed up your PC and improve performance.
Windows Vista Repair through DVD Windows Vista comes with a very
handy feature from Windows ME days -- System Restore. Vista's System
Restore is far more sophisticated than its previous iterations and can
be of a real help here.
1. Just pop in the Vista DVD, make sure your BIOS is able to boot (start) from DVD-ROM first.
2. Press any key to boot from DVD when asked.
3. Set the Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method
4. Now click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
5. Click System Restore, and then click Next.
6. Click the restore point that was a day before you changed the password, and then click Next. Doing
this will set your computer back in time to the particular date when it
was working fine. Don't worry, you won't lose any data -- only that any
settings or programs installed after that date will not be accessible
anymore. All you've to is re-install and redo any settings that you did.
7. Confirm the disks that you want to restore, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish, and then click Yes when you are prompted.
9. When the System Restore process is complete, hit Restart computer.
10. You can either remove the Windows DVD or just don't hit any key
on the keyboard when it asks again to "Press any key." The computer
will start much faster if you remove the Vista DVD.
11. After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
12. After you log on with the old password, change the password for the administrator account if you like.
13. This step is most important -- Remember the password this time.
14. Restart the computer to make sure that your new password works fine.