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Old 12-08-2005, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my win 98 and win xp system startup is very slow!

what can i do?
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could start by telling us your System components, Your Anti virus and applications that start on start up.

Try Disabling unneeded ones. I think you can use MSconfig with 98 and disable things on startup tab.
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well there area a lot of unecessary ones in win98 which i can disable.

but win xp i will have to see.

if i use msconfig in win xp & go to startup tab i can see about 23 items!

i use antivir. i also have norton2003. but i dont know what some of those names mean or signify!???
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Disable as many ones in 98 as you can then see how fast it boots.
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oh should i really ditch Norton in the sense uninstall it!???

but then i will be left with only antivir!

is that a good idea?
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norton is a resource hog. it slows your system too much. it also doesn't detects some viruses
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any alternative antivirus suggestions?
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avg antivirus

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

Edit: never run two or more antivirus programs at once...
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I agree with Everyone. Norton has to be the slowest AV out there. AVG or Avast will really Speed things up.
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