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XP Slow start up

By warrenL ·
friend has XP Home edition that takes very long time to start up. He has many items on his start up menu, most I have never seen before.
What are the minimum necessary items to be checked on the start up menu?

Thanks,

Warren

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by 3xp3rt In reply to XP Slow start up

You can start without any of startup programs. You can see what?s up, and after you can check back only what you need. Good luck!

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by dmiles In reply to XP Slow start up

You can force XP's Start menu to list only the programs you choose, instead of the default "most-used" listing. Right-click the taskbar, click Properties and select the Start Menu tab. Next to the Start Menu section, click Customize. On the General tab, set "Number of programs on Start menu" to zero. Under "Show on Start menu," clear the boxes next to Internet and E-mail. You can now add your own programs in the left column. The easiest way to do that is to click on Programs. All the applications you need should be there. You can right-click on any program and select "Pin to Start menu." If the item you want to move does not include "Pin to Start menu," it is not executable. There should be another file in that folder that has the option. You can do a similar thing with XP's Classic Start Menu. To set that, right-click the taskbar and click Properties. Select the Start Menu tab. Select "Classic Start Menu." (Windows 98, ME and 2000 already use this Start menu.) The area above the word Programs can be used. To do that, click Programs and find the applications in which you are interested. Click them in turn, and, holding down the mouse button, drag them to the Start menu. This will remove them from the Programs list. You can avoid that by first creating a new shortcut. Right click the program and choose Create Shortcut. Then move the new shortcut to the Start Menu.

MSCONFIG is a highly useful utility. A full, step-by-step user's guide can be found at www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/. Unfortunately, Win 2K doesn't have MSCONFIG installed with it. 2K users can download a free version for their systems at www.svrops.com/svrops/dwnldoth.htm. It's actually the XP version, but it works with 2K as well.

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by warrenL In reply to XP Slow start up

Both your answers were very helpful and thanks for the time you folks take to help us out.

Warren

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fix slow start up

by czc61307659 In reply to XP Slow start up

Slow problem is a common event for Windows user.

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faster computer

by sweetemo22jd In reply to XP Slow start up

Having a <a rel="follow" href="http://www.fastfastpc.com">faster computer</a> is easy if you only know how to tweak your computer settings. First, click Start and Run, and type in msconfig before hitting Enter to know which programs are loading when you startup Windows XP. Then, uncheck the programs that you do not want running. Download and install a reliable registry cleaner, and remove files that are no longer necessary. You can also add more RAM. Usually, this solution works for a lot of computer users.

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Solution to Your Slow Computer Problem

by VikasAjitMedhekar In reply to XP Slow start up

You might have a large number of programs installed. Uninstall the unneeded programs from Start | Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs.

Clean the junk entries in your registry using "Registry Cleaner" feature of Reginout software. Get it from Intel Software Directory.

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Speed up your hard-drive

by ghurt In reply to XP Slow start up

Firstly, I would clean the computer of all dust, then run then run a good system defrag. Although the inbuilt is a little slow. I'd use a good third party defragger like diskeeper.

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