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slow system startup

By neild79
Jul 9, 2006
  1. when i go to msconfig & then startup i have about 25 programs running on startup..it takes about 5 minutes to get to my desktop..can anyone give me any advice..thanks.
     
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    look here to speed up your system. Please, before you make a new thread, check out the guides and solved issues forum - it was made to prefent these kinds of questions.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Install Spybot Search & Destroy.
    Use the Mode:Advanced menu to get to the Tools->System Startup.
    You can uncheck items you would like to disable without uninstalling them :cool:

    there are many items you can live without, such as ALL auto-update services
    which can always be run manually :knock: Why hog the processor/memory for
    something that is needed infrequently?


    just for fun, here's my list of disabled startups:
    Located: HK_LM:Run, Dell AIO Printer A920 (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, EzButton (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, HostManager (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, HotKeysCmds (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, IgfxTray (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, ISUSPM Startup (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, ISUSScheduler (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, LtMoh (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, Pinger (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, TkBellExe (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_LM:Run, ZoomingHook (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_CU:Run, ctfmon.exe (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_CU:Run, MSMSGS (DISABLED)
    Located: HK_CU:Run, Sonic RecordNow! (DISABLED)
    Located: Startup (common), Monitor Apache Servers.lnk (DISABLED)
    Located: Startup (common), Shortcut to FAOPGPMonitor.exe.lnk (DISABLED)
    Located: System.ini, igfxcui (DISABLED)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    see also

    this topic and search for PrefetchParameters
     
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