XP Slow Startup – Four Solutions to Your Slow Windows Startup

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    Have you ever experienced XP slow startup problem when booting up your computer? For me, it is frustrated to see the computer take several minutes to open up a webpage. We know that there are many factors resulting in a slow startup which results in different solutions to solve the problem. But by insisting on doing the tips below, you can easily solve slow Windows startup.

    First, when suddenly noticing your computer starts up slowly, go to check your system to make sure there is no spyware program installed on your PC. These programs will secretly install on your PC without letting you know through free downloads. Once successfully install, they will eat up precious CPU sources or memory, which will make XP start up slowly. You must remove them immediately from your PC to ensure a faster startup.

    Second, to fix Windows XP slow startup, do remember to limit the startup options to the minimum. If too many programs run simultaneously, they will overload the system resources and result in a slow startup. So please simply point your mouse to Start, Run, type “msconfig” into the box and press “Enter”, go to “Startup” tab and then disable the programs that do not need to boot with Windows.

    Third, you should defragment your hard drive on a regular basis. We know that no matter what is running on the PC, it will call for some related data. If the hard drive is too fragmented, it will consume longer time for the hard disk head to reach what it wants. So it is recommended to defragment the computer on a regular basis to make everything in order. If possible, please uninstall some unneeded program and clear up the useless system junk files before each defragmentation.

    Fourth, frequently fix registry errors. We know that registry is a database that stores all information about your Windows and programs installed on the PC. No matter what programs you are running, it will regularly read this database for associated data. Because of this, errors like empty registry keys, invalid paths will come inevitably. Registry errors, on one hand, will slow down the computer; on the other hand, it will seriously result in slow startup/shutdown, the frequent blue screen of death, which will greatly reduce working efficiency.

    Source by Daisy Wee