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How can I solve the very slow booting and running of windsws operating system, most espceially windows 2000 professional

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Operating system boots ve ...

Make sure that the Hardware is way above Minimum Specs and that you have at least 8 times the minimum Ram Recomended.

Now if the Hardware is OK and this has developed over time it will be because more is running off the system than previously and you can stop any unnecessary applictions from opening and this will help.

Running Defrag constantly also helps speed up the process a lot as well. But in just about every case you a slow starting computer running any OS can be traced in insufficent Processing Power, Not enough RAM present or the wrong type and too many processos running. That is provided that you have done your regular House Keeping and run both AV and Male Ware Scans on a regular basis and cleaned out any infections. If you don't have these running automaticly update them now reboot into Safe Mode and scan the system with at least the AV Scaner and 2 Spy/Male Ware Scaners to check for infections. The reason that you do this in Safe Mode is because you have far less running and it's much easier to remove any infections that the unit may have picked up along the way. If the Infections are not running in thebackground they can be removed easily which is something that is harder to do ifthe computer is running normally.

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by ZombieBot In reply to Operating system boots ve ...

Hi - I have just a similar problem where my XP PC suddenly started taking an age to boot up. As I had not recently installed any new software I started thinking my Hard Drive was on it's way out. However, before splashing out on any new hardware I decided to download the free trial of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and after running it detected a couple of Trojans on my PC which it removed. After this my system was back to normal. My regular AVG anti-virus software and Windows Defender between them had detected nothing. I definitely recommend at least trying a full scan with Kaspersky Trial version to make sure you have a clean system before trying anything else.

If this fails to help you could also check your Windows Event logs to see if any errors are consistently being reported there each time you boot your machine.

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by zrow0ne In reply to Operating system boots ve ...

Windows 2000 doesn't have the MSConfig.exe program that allows the user to choose what programs startup with the machine(this comes by default with Windows XP). Most programs that startup with your computer do not appear in the startup folder on the start menu. To access these other hidden startup items go to a windows xp machine and copy the file msconfig.exe located in the c:\windows\system folder and copy/paste it to Windows 2000 machine to the following folder c:\winnt\system32 folder. Now, Click-->Start-->Run type "msconfig"(without quotes). Click ok if a message box pops up. Now click the Startup tab and uncheck all the programs you don't want booting up with the machine. I usually uncheck them all then go back and just chek the ones that I know need to startup with the computer, like Norton, etc. Click ok then click Yes to reboot the machine.

Check the Temp folfer Start-->Run type c:\documents and settings\YOURUSERNAME\local settings\temp\ and delete every file in that folder. Its just left over fragments of previous installs, ect. that can slow a machine down over time if the folder gets too large.

I personally make my paging file twice the size of my RAM so 512RAM would be a 1024 paging file. To change the size of the paging file right mouse click My Computer-->click properties-->Advanced tab click the settings button under anvanced. Now on the performance options tab at the bottom under virtually memory click Change. Click the drive then click custom size. I would put twice the RAM for minimum and maximum. At last click Ok then another Ok and reboot the computer.

If all else fails have the computer run the Scandisk untility to scan for bad sectors and attempt the recovery of them. Open My Computer right mouse click the partition(usually C), click properties, click the Tools tab, put a check in both boxes and click ok. When it ask to run next time the computer is restarted, click yes. Finally restart the compuer.

Good luck!

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plese check your RAM size,disk space in c

by prasanthps.hcl In reply to

Windows 2000 doesn't have the MSConfig.exe prog...

Windows 2000 doesn't have the MSConfig.exe program that allows the user to choose what programs startup with the machine(this comes by default with Windows XP). Most programs that startup with your computer do not appear in the startup folder on the start menu. To access these other hidden startup items go to a windows xp machine and copy the file msconfig.exe located in the c:\windows\system folder and copy/paste it to Windows 2000 machine to the following folder c:\winnt\system32 folder. Now, Click-->Start-->Run type "msconfig"(without quotes). Click ok if a message box pops up. Now click the Startup tab and uncheck all the programs you don't want booting up with the machine. I usually uncheck them all then go back and just chek the ones that I know need to startup with the computer, like Norton, etc. Click ok then click Yes to reboot the machine.

Check the Temp folfer Start-->Run type c:\documents and settings\YOURUSERNAME\local settings\temp\ and delete every file in that folder. Its just left over fragments of previous installs, ect. that can slow a machine down over time if the folder gets too large.

I personally make my paging file twice the size of my RAM so 512RAM would be a 1024 paging file. To change the size of the paging file right mouse click My Computer-->click properties-->Advanced tab click the settings button under anvanced. Now on the performance options tab at the bottom under virtually memory click Change. Click the drive then click custom size. I would put twice the RAM for minimum and maximum. At last click Ok then another Ok and reboot the computer.

If all else fails have the computer run the Scandisk untility to scan for bad sectors and attempt the recovery of them. Open My Computer right mouse click the partition(usually C), click properties, click the Tools tab, put a check in both boxes and click ok. When it ask to run next time the

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plese check your RAM size,disk space in c

by prasanthps.hcl In reply to Operating system boots ve ...

plese delete one av if two,

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