20 minutes to boot up?
Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:29 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:33 PM
Did you clean install XP or upgrade?
Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:39 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:47 PM
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, click select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm.
The effect of this will be that all the programmes will still be available but the ones which are disabled will only start when you use them, and will take slightly longer to load
Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click start up, click disable all, then replace the ticks for the firewall, the anti virus and any anti spyware programmes, click apply and reboot.
See if windows loads any quicker
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:02 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:05 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:22 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:33 PM
Is the System idle figure high? (listed at the bottom of processes)
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:35 PM
Edited by cbl413, 21 May 2006 - 11:38 PM.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:45 PM
Looking at the list of processes, most probably have System, Local Service or Network Service, those need to stay, at a push you could right click the ones with your name and click end process but at 29 I would imagine most people are desirous of a similar figure and I would leave them as they are
Optionally you can run through this
Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter
Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up disc clean up
Run Tune Up registry clean up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors
These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
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