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Windows XP Start Up Slow!


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Slayer21

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Alright lately my start up has been really really slow. It shows the windows loading screen, then it black screens, then it loads the accounts screen (which all takes 2-3 minutes). Then when I hit my administrator account it takes another few minutes to load everything up. It had just been getting slower and slower and it is making me really mad. Can anyone help?

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Chris
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Download and install Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

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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Ummm, I dont have my XP CD...I never got one..and I don't know how to borrow one..

Edited by Slayer21, 03 February 2007 - 02:42 PM.

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Run sfc anyway, click skip if it asks for the CD, if it keeps asking, click cancel, if it kept asking, system files are missing

You can run the rest
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Go into device manager, check under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, check the properties of your Primary IDE Channel, under advanced tab current transfer mode, what does it say?
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Alright I will do it tonight before I go to bed.
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