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Laptop is booting very slowly

By mskcool ·
Hi evereyone, I have just bought a HP Laptop whose specifications are Intel centrino duo with 1.66GHz , 512 MB RAM, 80 GB hdd and dvd writer. Whenever I switch on the system it takes ages to load after the WELCOME screen in windows XP Home edition. It usually happens when the laptop is running on batteries. Can someone please tell me what the problem might be and how to overcome it? Is it a Hardware or Software problem? Thanks

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Laptop is booting very sl ...

If this only happens when you are running on batteries the problem is the actual platform itself. The Centrino Platform is geared to saving battery power so it limits the CPU's speed when you get heavy processing loads.

If you wish to prevent this from happening you need to create another user account without all the programs loading into hat account on startup so that the CPU isn't used to a high level or keep it on mains power.


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by robo_dev In reply to Laptop is booting very sl ...

On battery the processor runs slower to conserve power. This may be configurable through your power settings in control panel to give better performance at the expense of battery life.

Typically there are about 14 gazillion startup programs, so it is either scanning for spyware, looking for a network, virus scanning, etc.

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by charwell04 In reply to Laptop is booting very sl ...

If you find loading times slow, go to 'start-run-msconfig-startup/services' tab in the new window and stop all the programs that you dont need at the instant that windows starts up to minamize the amount of strain being placed on the system.

Antivirus progs etc are a good place to start, unless you regularily connect to the web or they offer realtime protection (i.e.firewall)

Also many progs try to get updates straight away which puts a large strain on your laptop.

Try to have around 10 items on the start up list, google them if you have any queires as to their purpose.

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