windows xp boots slowly

Toshiba Satellite l25-s119 notebook
July 5, 2010 at 07:54:01
Specs: Windows XP
my windows xp boots slowly, it takes 2-5 minutes to boot up, and when it does boot, the computer runs slow, and i dont even have anything connected to the computer! help

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#1
July 5, 2010 at 07:56:57
How much physical memory is on your system?

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#2
July 5, 2010 at 09:52:07
192mb of RAM, when i installed windows xp it ran normally, but when i went to rockstargames.com/classics and downloaded GTA1, i installed it but the installation failed and my computer runs slow

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#3
July 5, 2010 at 09:54:23
"192mb of RAM"

No where near enough for XP. Although M$ may say differently, 512MB should considered the minimum for XP to run reasonably well. More would be better.

Your laptop is NOT a gamer.


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#4
July 5, 2010 at 09:57:57
but it ran perfectly before, read my 2nd post, and my computer plays games perfectly

and doesnt windows xp need 128mb of ram minimum


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#5
July 5, 2010 at 10:10:25
"my computer plays games perfectly"

Maybe if you're playing games that are at least 5 yrs old? Your laptop is NOT a gamer...it has too little memory & the graphics suck.

"and doesnt windows xp need 128mb of ram minimum"

The keyword is minimum. And if you paid attention to what I wrote, I said, "although M$ may say differently, 512MB should considered the minimum for XP to run reasonably well."

Have you ever used a laptop that has 1GB or more memory? If you did, you would know how slow yours is by comparison. There's nothing you can do about the graphics, they're not upgradeable, but you can & should add more memory. A 1GB stick will cost you about $21.

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#6
July 5, 2010 at 10:46:58
look, could you just please give me a solution to my problem BESIDES getting more ram, like i sad it ran perfectly before!

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#7
July 5, 2010 at 12:13:58
If it boots up slowly, I would suggest that you download Winpatrol:
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
it is a great free utility to remove start-up items instead of using msconfig.
Start there

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#8
July 5, 2010 at 13:04:53
To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs,
programs may not free up RAM memory.
That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
OR
install more RAM memory.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP


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#9
July 5, 2010 at 14:27:07
I expect the reason it ran faster at first is that you hadn't got so much stuff running in the background then. Without increasing RAM the only alternative is to reduce the startup load.


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