Help with computer startup please?

By DaMaluJordan
Oct 11, 2006
  1. Hi. I really need help with my computer. It takes about 6 minutes for my computer to load when i start it up. Can someone help me decrease the time it takes for my computer to start up. thanks.
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    If your talking about the boot up process, there are some things you can do.

    You can turn off your GUI and reduce your time out in the Boot.ini file (through msconfig)

    Type msconfig on the cmd line and click on the BOOT.INI tab

    check the NOGUIBOOT box and reduce the timeout box from 30 to 15 or 20. I use 15 on mine and have no problems

    If you want to optimize your startup & memory after logging in, then go to msconfig again

    this time go to the startup tab and disable any program that you do not want to load at startup
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    If you have Steam, Trillian, QuickTime, eTrust AV or Norton installed, then uninstall them or make sure they don't load on startup.

    Remove everything in your "StartMenu -> All programs -> Startup" folder
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Check to see if Quick Boot is enabled in the BIOS (if it has that feature). That will save a little time.
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