Windows XP starting very slow

By icestone
May 8, 2003
  1. Hi... I have a laptop Gateway Solo PIII 500 Mhz which running Windows XP Pro....

    Recently I installed XP service pack 1.. after the installation, I every time need 10 minutes to start up my system... it runs very slow at the progress bar of loading windows Xp which is the black screen with a progress bar running ( before the windows xp logo come out)

    Can anyone give me some ideas how to overcome this problem... thank u..
  2. SharkFiNbowL

    SharkFiNbowL TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Well! I don't know, but it's definitely the Service Pack that screwed it up, so you have two choices.

    One, format it again and don't install the service pack (cuz it's useless!!! I don't install those crap)

    Or two, try this . . .

    Download BootVis, a program created by Microsoft for faster startup and bootup.

    Download it, and then when u open it, go to Trace > Optimize System, then it'll reboot and startup and wait when u get to the desktop, it will start optimizing.

    Hope that works, if not, then format or ask others. . .

    P.S. my first time helping in this forum .. hehe :D Hope I didn't do a horrible job.
  3. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    it's your laptop

    geez a 500 with who knows how much ram.......XP is a resource gobbler............look for tweaking sites for disabling ALL your services AND run'll be coooo
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    If the system was fine before adding SP1, I would recommend that you remove SP1 and try installing it again. I don't think BootVis is going to solve this problem.

    Also, is the only problem a slow startup? Is it also slow once you get to the desktop?
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,429

    I don't know if it makes a computer boot slow, but when I downloaded Windows Update #811493, it sure slowed my computer down, but no at boot up I don't think. I uninstalled it and everything is back to normal. IF that's the problem, it might be included in SP 1 now.
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