bootup slow

By aldi
Jan 19, 2006
  1. my computer used to be very quick at booting up i have reformated the hard drive 3 months ago which took it back to working fast removed programs i dont se and took out tasks in the task bar i dont use! my computer takes ages to load up after i enter the password im not sure what i could do to make it load faster? maybe needs more ram for all the programs i use?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Things that cause slow startup-

    1.Too many legitimate programs loading with Windows.
    2.Too many ILLegitimate programs loading with Windows(SPYWARE)
    3.Extreme fragmentation
    4.Failing disk.


    1.Go to msconfig uncheck all startup programs except Firewall,and AV
    2.Full spyware scan in SAFE MODE

    It might be an idea to create a new account,and see how quickly that loads.
  3. aldi

    aldi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your help will give it a try!
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