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By RearWheel ·
win 95 OS
very slow to boot up. have removed uneccessary protocols for network card, ie IPX.
Cleaned registry
removed all temp files from windows\temp
Explorer.exe crashes often
last resort is a re-build
can anyone help explain why its very slow to boot?

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by jlouis45 In reply to Slow PC

I feel u should upgrade the OS for reasons. Make it win98 and increase the ram. This should make the PC a faster one.

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by RearWheel In reply to Slow PC

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by dmiles In reply to Slow PC

The following article in TechRepublic maybe of help
Top 10 tips for troubleshooting PC system slowdowns
When a user complains that his or her machine is slowing down, several factors could be at fault. This guide provides tips and solutions you can use to quickly get the PC back up to speed.
Posted 6 June

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by Ann777 In reply to Slow PC

It could be hardware as well. If you are using a faster computer in one location, then this slower one in this location... it will be comperably slower. You have not provided any information as to hardware specifications.

If you are getting errors such as "explorer.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown", it IS time for a re-install. Your OS files can get corrupted over time and I'd recommend that you rename explorer.exe to explorer.old and re-run setup from your Win95 cd.

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by Ann777 In reply to Slow PC

It could be hardware as well. If you are using a faster computer in one location, then this slower one in this location... it will be comperably slower. You have not provided any information as to hardware specifications.

If you are getting errors such as "explorer.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown", it IS time for a re-install. Your OS files can get corrupted over time and I'd recommend that you rename explorer.exe to explorer.old and re-run setup from your Win95 cd.

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by Your Mom 2.0 In reply to Slow PC

When you say slow to boot, at what point does it slow down? Is it slow getting to the 95 spash screen, or does it slow down after?
Need to determine if this is a hardware or software issue. If it was slow booting from BIOS, start troubleshooting hardware (hd going out, CPU fan, incorrect settings in CMOS, memory going...) If the lag seems to start once Windows begins, then something's buggy with 95.
If you suspect hardware, listen to your hd & see if it's spinning normally. Take the cover off and check the fans & connections. Try running DOS programs and see how it does. While you're at it, reseat the cards and clean out the inside, as this kind of maintenance eliminates many obscure problems.

Remove anything unnecessary from StartUp (right-click on taskbar, Properties, Start Menu Properties, Remove, and browse to StartUp folder). Also check the registry (run regedit and browse to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and remove anything you know isn't necessary. Back up the registry before doing this just to be safe, tho. Uninstall unwanted / unused programs. Check Device Manager for conflicts.
Try booting into safe mode (hold down F8 as soon as the BIOS says "Starting Windows 95") and see if the problem goes away. If so, then you know where the problem is. While you're in safe mode, disable the screensaver and run a thorough scandisk and then defrag.
If none of the above works rename win.com in DOS and run setup over your existing OS. Anothertrick is to reinstall Windows in a different dir. That way, you can point the new hardware wizards to C:\Windows\INF for drivers should you not have all of your devices' driver original software. Works about 80% of the time.
If all else fails, format that sucka and reinstall. If the problem's still there after that, then you definitely have a hardware issue.

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by smmurphy In reply to Slow PC

Have you defragmented the drive? This could speed up your boot time.

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