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Old 07-24-2005, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a comptuer useing windows xp. and on start up the screen that says "windows is starting up" before u get to the desktop. well it will can be there for 5 mins sometimes. and all my other comptuer its there for like 2 sec. taking any suggestions!

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be a hdd failing. Have you tried reformating? That is always a great fix
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thanks ill try that

still want more suggestions though!!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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another suggestion..

go into msconfig Start>Run type msconfig and hit enter

then go to the startup tab... you may have a lot of unneccesary stuff loading at startup... like real player, winzip quick picks, etc... you can uncheck the ones you dont want to start with windows and this should reduce your startup time.
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yea thanks but i do that all the time lol
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Ok, then try to defrag. It could help. Also do a spyware sweep.

And if that don't work, reformat
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you have unneccessary drivers trying to be loaded that can also lessen load time.

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reformating will fix it had the same problem reformat for a sure fix
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O ya boot.ini also. Is there anything else that could cause a slow start up? All i can think of is start-up apps, boot.ini, unused drivers, and bad hard drive.
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yea windows used to take forever to load for me too.. even the bars that move from left to right moved slow. after i added some ram, it went much faster. if you have 512 or higher ram, then ram is not you problem... do what the other guys said..hehe
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