Solved slow startup of windows xp,

May 6, 2014 at 20:41:22
Specs: Windows XP, Intel core duo
My comuter (window XP ) became very slow at startup , How can I make it start faster ? it takes about 2 minutes to completely start . I have recently installed Avira internet security suite , does it has to do with this problem ?

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#1
May 6, 2014 at 21:46:35
It might. If not that one thing then just a lot of junk you probably have loading on startup. You can run MSCONFIG and check the 'startup' tab and decide if you need all that stuff running at startup. If you have software you don't need, uninstall it.

Too little ram could part of the problem. How much do you have installed?


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#2
May 7, 2014 at 08:02:46
Thanks Dave , I have 1.25 GB Ram and have't got many prog at start up , beside avira , there is ad muncher and anvir task manager .

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#3
May 7, 2014 at 16:36:51
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a great free utility for monitoring start-ups etc is winpatrol:
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
Use the free version...works great!

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#4
May 7, 2014 at 16:48:23
Also...overly an large profile might be factor; in that lots of temp files (internet explorer/windows explore) can slow down the whole process. Likewise some virus utils like to check for updates as you boot up... I've noted Avast does this (on Mac systems) and that slows down the final stages of booting to desktop.

Perhaps run the disk clean routine. Also perhaps adwcleaner (bleeping computer.com for free dwnld), malwarebytes, and ccleaner. These three will sort out anything in the line of junk etc. that you may not know is there...; and which can often slow the whole startup process...


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#5
May 7, 2014 at 21:31:13
See if you can temporarily disable avira and ad muncher and see if that makes any difference. The ram is obviously OK for XP and there doesn't seem to be a hardware issue.

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#6
May 9, 2014 at 16:19:00
as mentioned in response #4...Ccleaner will also do a good safe job of removing lots of uneeded junk and I would suggest you also use it to clean out obsolete reg entries safely...

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