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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.

    Solutions-

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

    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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