my laptop is starting up real slow

Dell Latitude d620 notebook
August 10, 2009 at 05:55:04
Specs: Windows XP
hi, i don't know whats wrong with my pc. but its very slow in starting up. after waiting like 20 minutes it works well. but after restarting it starts up slow again :|

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August 10, 2009 at 06:16:17
That's a sign of too many applications loading at startup. Click on RUN and type MSCONFIG / STARTUP tab. Uncheck any items like photo software etc. that don't need to run at startup. Also if you're running Norton antivirus or any other Norton products, loose them. They're resource hogs.

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August 10, 2009 at 13:53:35
Definitely manage your startups by using msconfig. Unnecessary programs for Startup

Computer Browser
Fast User Switching
Human Interface Access Devices
Indexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)
Net Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)
Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
Remote Procedure Call Locater
Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
SSDP Discovery Service (this is for the utterly pointless
"Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)
Telnet (disabled for extra security)
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Upload Manager
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)

You can access the boot menu by loading your MSCONFIG. During the boot up your computer issues a time out to find new hardware and software. You can short this time to boost your startup speed.

1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type msconfig
4. In the system configuration utility,click either BOOT tab.
5.In the boot menu, change the default setting for Time Out from 30 to 5 seconds.

Hope this helps!


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August 11, 2009 at 07:51:35
thanks alot, its somehow faster now. really appreciate this

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