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By msameer ·
HI Guys,
I got a PenIII with 64MB ...I find WIN98 takes a very long time to boot.I want to know is there a way to pinpoint exactly what the problem could be..

THANK YOU,
Mark

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by sprocket99 In reply to BOOTING W98

The slow down could be in allot of places. Is the computer on a network? What other software do you have loaded? Did you install AOL? What is your hardware configuration? CPU FSB and memory speed? Those are just a few things that will slow youdown. More memory could have a dramatic effect and it is fairly cheep now.

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by sprocket99 In reply to BOOTING W98

It could also be you have a USB hub that isn't giving the right feed back. I had a MS keyboard that caused a slow down. It was OK if a USB device was plugged into the hub but if there was no device in the hub it took a long time to boot. The fastest way to check this is to disable the USB in the bios and see if it boots faster. Hope this helps.

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by msameer In reply to BOOTING W98

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by zlitocook In reply to BOOTING W98

Have you run scan disk and defrag? Pick up a 98 for dummies book they are great. Read up on it a little there are a lot of trouble shooting tips. Like run msconfig and stop a few things from starting at boot up. Try disabling sound at startup.

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by o_tudor In reply to BOOTING W98

Mark,
I would check system resources first. If you do not have many of them left after the boot then that is a possible reason. To check resources My Computer Right click to go Properties. At System Properties to go the Performance Tab, here it is the second line down. The more you have free the better. I normally shoot for 85%. If you have lower than to many "autostarts" are loading as well. Freeing system resources is another questions, or look in the archieves.

Owen

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by sheaandy In reply to BOOTING W98

Two things to look at immediatly. What programs are loading on startup, and are you running a large bitmap for a background?

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by CGI?001 In reply to BOOTING W98

Mark,
First thing to do: get rid of temp files.
how? Close all running programs. With Windows Explorer goto C:\Windows\temp
select all files with extension TMP, delete them all.
Next, in the root directory, and/or c:\Windows select all files with extension CHK, delete them all.
Reboot, run defrag, reboot again.
Is Office included in the start up? Remove it from start up; you still can launch office programs thorough Start.
How many TTF (fonts) did you install? The more, the slower booting...
But basicly, cleaning up TMP and CHK files will boost your PC, but close all running programs b4 doing it.
Good luck.

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