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Slow Windows Start Up

By Drift Motion
Jul 9, 2006
  1. hi every1

    here is my problem
    recently i got a new motherboard, and a graphic card, CPU
    after "repairin" my XP Pro, the start up is super slow, the screen where it says "Windows is Starting Up" before you log in
    but after i log in, everythin was running normally

    and i think one of my 512 ram was screwed up during the installation of the new mobo

    my motherboard
    Asus P5RD1-VM

    Graphic card
    i think ATi Radeon X600 series

    CPU
    Celeron D 2.8 GHz

    RAM
    512mb PC3200

    any ideas?
    or any keyword i can use to get answers?
    i tried google "slow windows start up"

    thanks
     
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Try this HERE

    It may however also be a problem with drivers.

    Try this and post back.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  3. toddy89

    toddy89 TS Rookie Posts: 46

  4. Drift Motion

    Drift Motion TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the slow im talkin about is not after you log in, the loading time

    wat i am talkin about is before that
    sorry didnt make that real clear the first time
     
  5. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    try everthing everyone else has suggested and also try to stop some auto starting programs

    start-run-type msconfig and choose "selective startup" and click the tab that says "startup" and disable any that you dont need. for example "adobe speed reader" is useless, unless you constantly work with PDF files
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    mike lin's startup editor does it all. I nifty little applet. google it.
     
  7. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    you may consider disabling some services like indexing, alerter, messenger, clipbook, etc.
    take a look at mycomputer/manage/services and apps/
    and see if any of those services that you don't need. then disable them or set them to manual.
    also check task manager (ctrl+alt+del)
    click the processes tab
    click on the cpu column once or twice until a number other than zero shows up first. it should be system idel process with 98 or 99 on cpu anything else is bad news.
    also what's the cpu usage at the bottom of task contorl? it should be 5 or 6%.
     
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