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XP boots slow, runs slow early on

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Professor Plum

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My XP system is slow to boot up (~5 minutes), and starting programs (i.e. Firefox) shortly after boot up also takes several minutes. After a while, (10-20 minutes), performance improves significantly. I first sought help at the malware forum, had a tech check things out, and my logs are clear, no virus or malware. Here's the link:


Any ideas about things I can do to speed my boot up?


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When you first boot up your computer, run task manager, and see which process is clogging up your CPU for the first 10 to 20 minutes. What are the basic specs of your computer (RAM, processor)?
Also go Start -> Run -> msconfig
Under the startup tab, uncheck anything that you find that might bog down your boot process. You can google some startup items to see if they are safe to uncheck. If you have any questions, post back.

To add something, look at the Slow Computer link in my signature as well.

Edited by edge2022, 22 October 2010 - 11:58 PM.

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