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gavindyer

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slow xp start up
« on: December 20, 2004, 08:20:01 PM »
xp start up is taking longer to start and really getting fed up with wauting for it to start - any1 help me make it quicker?

darkparrot

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 08:24:36 PM »
When is it being slow? During loading of the OS, or when you go to logon?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2004, 08:24:45 PM by darkparrot »

gavindyer

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 08:48:28 PM »
mainly after log in - ive even used msconfig to stop any unnecery background activerty strting but still slow and also finding that it dosnt always start up nescersary programmes - i.e. usb modem not always been iniated so have to close and restart again - errrrrrrrrr

darkparrot

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 09:23:06 PM »
You can disable everything in the startup tab and it should not do anything to Windows. It sounds like you might have accidently unclicked something in the services tab.

If you did you can use these websites to figure out what needs to be on.

Windows XP:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Windows 2000:
http://www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/servicecfg.htm

For the computer going slow try these things:
Antivirus scan [full]
Ad-ware/Spy-ware scan [Try Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html]
Make sure you have at least a gig of free hard drive space.
Defrag hard drives.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2004, 09:27:50 PM by darkparrot »

gavindyer

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 09:29:42 PM »
thanks for help  ;)

Offline Lisandro

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 10:21:47 PM »
Gavindyer, try Startup Delayer
It's the only freeware I've found that controls the windows startup (Windows 98\Me\2k\XP) that does not follow a strict order.

You can set some applications to start very after the boot (logon) itself.  ;)
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gavindyer

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 01:54:39 AM »
XP now starts much much quicker now - thanks every one for help

darkparrot

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2004, 02:26:56 AM »
No problem, glad to help.

gavindyer

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2004, 07:02:46 PM »
Got to say since useing services.msc with the web site http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm start up is not only just quicker the system has become more stable to.

Still cant work out why sometimes not everything loads every time i.e. driver for usb modem - quite often i have to re boot as not able to connect to net could this be connected with avast! as this is always first to load????

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Re:slow xp start up
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2004, 07:38:10 PM »
Gavindyer, maybe you could delay the avast start... I say maybe because SP2 has a lot of features to enhance security on startup and shutdown and antivirus are very monitored.

I suppose your USB modem is detected as a hardware and does not have any startup link (on startup forder or windows registry)...
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