+ 0 Votes THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FACTORY TRAINED COMPUTER TECH! BALTHOR 6 years ago You could try taking the darned thing back to the computer store or try installing XP. + 0 Votes It runs fine.. NaughtyMonkey 6 years ago it's just getting it going that takes a while. Once it is going, I like it, except the few apps that will not run on it. + 0 Votes Well... NaughtyMonkey 6 years ago load XP + 0 Votes Typical Checks rkuhn 6 years ago And forgive me if there isn't an equivalent as I don't use Vista just yet. Run Msconfig and disable unnecessary startup items. Run Services.msc and shutdown unnecessary services. Scan for viruses, spyware, malware, etc. Startup in Safe Mode. If Safe Mode starts up fine then it is more than likely a driver issue. Run MemTest to test RAM. Check your Event Logs to see if there is an entry for anything unusual. Lastly, is this a networked PC? I have seen improperly configured PC's that were setup in a domain using their home router as the DNS server that then forwarded the request to the ISP. It takes forever for that process to fail out and load the local profile and hence the desktop. + 0 Votes Another possibility - OldER Mycroft 6 years ago I've only been witness to one Vista laptop -repeatedly- every time my mate brings it round because it keeps slowing down. I've noticed that, heavily dependent on what the system was last doing prior to shutdown, the next startup can be affected. By default, and rather difficult to disable, Vista runs with file indexing from the word go. Do you notice hectic HDD activity when there is a slow startup? It is most likely the file indexing system in overdrive. But I do concur with the above checks. + 0 Votes Check for... rmwcs 6 years ago I would check for viruses/spyware and other web nasties. I've had a couple of Dells act this way before a major hardware failure..power supply, motherboard, or the HDD. Sorry to sound dismal + 0 Votes Vista problem hardik118 6 years ago Simply completely remove Vista... format the system and install a new copy of XP everything will be fine... + 0 Votes Boost performance hema 6 years ago Please use the Performance Monitoring tool to find out where exactly is the machine running slowly. You will find this option "Reliability And Performance Monitor" on the Administrative Tools menu in Control Panel. Please also switch off the Aero interface if you have the basic graphics card. + 0 Votes Boost Mk II ... OldER Mycroft 6 years ago You'd also do well to disable the sidebar. It's usually just composed of unnecessary bells and whistles anyway. Really just eye candy. + 0 Votes Since no one liked my answer.. NaughtyMonkey 6 years ago I will explain it better. I run Vista on a laptop with a T5600 CPU and 2 GB of RAM. With everything that is not necessary off, no Aero, etc...(see above recommendations from others), it still takes about 70 seconds to get booted up and going. I can deal with this since I usually cut it on and then get a cup of coffee. I installed it on my desktop with 3.2 dual core and 4 GB RAM, it still took just as long to boot as the laptop with the same considerations. This is Vista, it has a lot to load even with the bare minimum. You will have to get use to it, because I don't believe it is possible to get under a minute. It is a good product when it is installed on compatible hardware and some features are great (I am particularly fond of the new photo album viewer, too bad they don't have a comparable add on for XP), but it takes a minute to get going. If you have to have fast boot times, you will not be able to do it with Vista. There is nothing wrong with your machine. It just has the WOW factor. Wow it takes a long time to boot. (Just a joke, it's a good product, just heavy). By the way Rickk, I have installed Vista on around 20 machines for testing and personal use. Since you have never used it, how can you be the judge if it is capable of what the OP asked.