General discussion

Locked

Win98 Start Up

By gevan ·
Can anyone help me make my PC (Compaq Presario 5441) speed up its start up process? I already added a RAM (now 128K) but that didn't help.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by jmaier In reply to Win98 Start Up

Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Click on Tools, go to System Configuration Utility.
Then click on Startup Tab.
Uncheck everything that does not need to load at the startup of Windows.

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by emcs In reply to Win98 Start Up

Go to Start | Run and type in msconfig and then click on OK. When the window opens, you will see 6 tabs. The one on the far right is Startup. You can uncheck the programs that you do not want to start when windows starts. Be sure of any programs youuncheck.

Also, you had not converted to FAT 32, that will help.

dennie

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by pjpatiky In reply to Win98 Start Up

gg - To help you with an answer, what do you address as slow? Thirty seconds, 1 minute...? What you address as slow may be expected time lag for others. And perhaps a few words of your screens that appear and how long the longest takes.
I am not debating your question, but rather, trying to help.
I have PentIII, 500MHz, 128RAM and it takes approx 90 seconds to go thru all the screens to an ultimate Desk Top.

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by gevan In reply to Win98 Start Up

Well comparing to what I had before adding a new RAM, it's approximately the same time you described. But when I added a new RAM, no improvement was noticed. Anymore suggestions?

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by pjpatiky In reply to Win98 Start Up

gg - In the meantime I note on two topic pages that MSCONFIG does not correct your problem.

I know the following has speeded up many user's Web page speed from 20% to 50%. Do:

Minimize (-) this Window. Upper Right.
Right click MY COMPUTER.
Click on PROPERTIES.
Selelct DEVICE MANAGER.
Click on the plus (+) sign on "Ports (Com&LPT)" entry.
Double-click COMMUNICATIONS PORT.
Click on the Ports Setting tab.
Click on drop down arrow on Use Bits per second.
Selelct higher Bits. Max is 921600.
Close dialog boxes.
Restore Tech Reblc Window with Task Bar button.

You should note faster loading speeds with Web pages. Let us hope with Start Up also.

A few users have encountered ISP connections problems after the above navigation. If so, lower your Bits Per Second.

Mine is currently set at 230400.

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by calves In reply to Win98 Start Up

I use a program called SystemWorks from Symantec (retail $39.00).
Optimizes your disk, registry, checks your computer for problems, even fix the problems for you.
Another reason for a slow disk by comparision is a 7200 RPM in one machine and a 5400 RPM on a similar machine, the speed difference can be as much as 33%.
How full is your disk?

A over crowded disk affects performance. Do you defrag iut on a regular basis?

Good luck!

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by pjpatiky In reply to Win98 Start Up

Coupled with the fact you have not awarded your suggested points to any good reply I suspect you do not know computers, or the computer population very well.
Speed work two ways. From us to you. And from you to us.
And for your info, snail, RAM does not add to speed. It only adds to the number of programs you can be working at once.

Collapse -

Win98 Start Up

by gevan In reply to Win98 Start Up

Apologies, Mr. Whiz, I have been busy on my work. I will try to get those done one of these days and you'll definitely know the result.

Back to Windows Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums