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Old 04-17-2005, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Slow XP bootup


ive got a toshiba satellite laptop
80GB Hard disk
XP home SP2

it was fine for a few weeks that i had it
after a while it started booting up slow
it used to be up in 5-10 seconds, but now it takes close to 20-30.

im not sure what has been done cos my dad fiddles with it, trying to get broadband working

ive used spybot S&D and fixed everyhting it found, and did a full scan with norton 2005, and ixed all the problems that brought up

this had no real change on the boot up speed.

i really dont know what else to do to fix this

any help would be hot


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Old 04-17-2005, 03:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go start run > then type "msconfig", go to the start up tab and disable things you dont need

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Old 04-17-2005, 07:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Defrag perhaps? You might also want to try BootVis (I think it's avaliable from Mircosoft), that seems to speed things up, though I have no idea how to use it.

EDIT: Was SP2 installed around the time that you start experiencing slow boots? This happened on my machine when I installed the service pack and it's been slow ever since.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if i analyze the hard disk it tells me i dont need to defrag

SP2 has been on the whole time

go start run > then type "msconfig", go to the start up tab and disable things didnt help

i really dont wanna use BootVis cos ive herd it can stuff u ur comp in rare occasions, and i cant risk that

i just wanna restore my comp to how it used to be.

i dunno why it is suddenly slower
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Chrono
if i analyze the hard disk it tells me i dont need to defrag

Try downloading Microsoft Anti-Spyware.

You should still run defrag on a regular basis. It will make your hard drive happy and perform better.
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Have you recently updated zone alarm . My zone alarm was causing slow boot up. Switched to windows firewall---fixed it.
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hmm bout loosing ur stuff i doubt thatd happen. back it up now while its easy! if u think its spyware or adware or mal way or even a virus.. use online scans
also us adware personal... let it run almost alone its a resourse hog when it scans.. but it always comes up with some good stuff u didn't knwo was there lol. also when u turn ur computer off make sure it turns off right... if u turn it off wrong it boots up slower. if u turn it OFF then on it is slower than a reboot..
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hrm, do the msconfig, that's the most abrasive try. Where is it lagging though? Where the status bar runs, when it gets into windows and starts prgms, etc..?
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Old 05-24-2005, 04:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well my comp was fast when it first booted, but i installed software and that was too much for my machine. Maybe too much software is installed?

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