XP Slow start up
Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:40 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:48 PM
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 then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot.
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should
If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave all data and settings intact, and repair XP
Beyond this it is likely to be a hardware fault
Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:58 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:04 PM
Rebooting to do chkdsk /f /r will take an hour anyway
Hopefully, after running sfc and chkdsk it will be a different PC or you can move on to the repair, then it has to be a different PC in respect of performance, or there is a most likely a hardware fault
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