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By gevan ·
Can anyone help me make my PC (Compaq Presario 5441) speed up its start up?

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by Espet In reply to Win98 StartUp

Quickest way to speed up any computer is to
add more RAM. Memory is real cheap right now
and it is a good time to do it. Good Luck.

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by gevan In reply to Win98 StartUp

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by gevan In reply to Win98 StartUp

Thanks for the tip. However, that was the first thing that I did and never helped. I already have 128K of memory. More help please.

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by mmcdade In reply to Win98 StartUp

If you're talking about helping WIN98 boot faster, try this: goto Start>Run and type "msconfig" (without the quotes). From the System Configuration Utility, choose the "Starup" tab. From there, you can uncheck any programs that you want to that normally start at boot-up, which can help WIN98 boot up significantly faster. Some of the programs may be a little difficult to decipher, so be sure you know what you're taking out of startup.

Hope that helps at all!

Good luck,

- Mark

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by gevan In reply to Win98 StartUp

I already did this, unfortunately nothing happenned too. More help please.

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by Saxman642 In reply to Win98 StartUp

Here are some articles you can use:
the second article makes some reference to msconfig..but there's more info...


The ultimate preventive maintenance checklist (from Tech Republic)
http://www.techrepublic.com/download_item.jhtml?id=dw03119990818jed01.htm

Illegal Operations in Windows 98
http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=114823&id_list=&cookied=T

Just make sure there are no spaces in the URL when copying and pasting!!

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by gevan In reply to Win98 StartUp

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by rnstec In reply to Win98 StartUp

The following material is from www.compaq.com.

F. Faster Startup
Windows will usually pause a few seconds to allow you to switch into DOS if needed. To shave those extra seconds off the startup time you can edit a protected system file called MSDOS.SYS.

DO NOT CHANGE ANY SETTINGS, YOU ARE NOT FAMILER WITH!

Removing the protection
1. Click Start/Find/Files or Folders
2. In the box labeled NAME type MSDOS.SYS
3. If more than one of these files are found, you will need to edit theone located on C:
4. Right-click on the file and choose Properties
5. Remove the checkmark from Read-Only

Now you will need to edit the file.

1. Using the same FIND window, double click on MSDOS.SYS
2. If the Open With windows appears, scroll down the list a choose NOTEPAD and click OK.

DO NOT CLOSE THE FIND WINDOW

3. Scroll down until the [Options] section is located.
4. Add the command BootDelay=0 or BootDelay=1 depending on how much faster you want it to load.

The Boot Delay option tells Windows to boot directly into the graphical user interface without pausing (for the 0 setting) to give users the opportunity to switch into DOS.

1. Back in the FIND window, right-click on the MSDOS.SYS file and choose properties again.
2. Place the checkmark back on the Read-Only option.

For an additional boost of speed you can also add the Dblspace=0 and DrvSpace=0 commands under [Options] Section.

Dblspace=0 disables the loading of the DBLSPACE.BIN driver (Microsoft?s old disk compressor) and DrvSpace=0 disables the loading of the DRVSPACE.BIN (Updated version of disk compressor), so if you don?t use compression go ahead and stop these from loading.

G. Miscellaneous Tweaks
During Startup, Windows loads allthe FONTS that you?ve installed which makes startup tedious and takes up memory. You can cut start time by limiting yourself to the number of fonts you depend on.

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by gevan In reply to Win98 StartUp

rnsulliv - I did try all of the ones you've written above. However, it did not make any difference at all. More help please. Thanks.

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by JustMeAngie In reply to Win98 StartUp

How many programs are in the start up menu if several programs start on boot up this could be your problem

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