I want to speed up the performance of my system. I recently installed Norton Antivirus and it takes forever now for windows to load and be ready for use
make sure that norton isn't set to do a startup scan...this can slow down startups
the reason i stressed the boot.ini first is because...well it's a simple deal...don't monkey with it...
there's not going to be much (if anything that you can really modify in either system or win that's going to help speed up startup....as the things that load in startup are the ones taht are going to slow you down....the stuff in system and win.ini are more services and things that windows uses to run (some programs will put stuff here as well..)...most of the things that are in these tabs are going to be "required" for one reason or another...
if you notice pretty much everything in system.ini is driver related...so you start messing around in there...and well...things will stop working
win.ini holds things that control how windows handles certain things and alot of the internal functions...not really something to mess with
as i said above...these two tabs arent' going to effect startup speed much if any