How to fix slow boot up problems in Windows XP

In this article you will learn that how to fix the slow boot up problems in the Windows XP and other flavors of Microsoft operating systems. There are different techniques that are being employed to fix a number of issues with the computer including performance and security. To get the optimized performance from Windows XP installed computer, you need to update your operating system regularly, install up-to-dated antivirus program, defragment your hard drives, stop unnecessary services and uninstall unwanted software. Computer performances issues usually occur due to the following reasons.

Plenty of installed programs.
  • Access usage of system resources.
  • Inadequate hardware.
  • Virus, spyware and adware attacks.
  • Temporary files and junk files.
  • Faulty hardware and misconfigurations.
  • Improper cooling system.
  • Software compatibility issues

In Windows XP, you can fix the performance issues and get the optimized results from your computer. The following tips help to fix the slow boot problems in Windows XP.

  • Go to the start > run > type msconfig and press enter.
  • Stop unwanted startup programs. Go to the startup tab and uncheck all the unnecessary programs that run at the startup.
  • Turn off automatic updates of the operating system. You can do it by clicking start > control panel > double click automatic updates icon. Here you can turn the automatic updates on the per week basis or turn it off.
  • Delete unused Mapped drives. Delete the remote mapped drives for which the remote server is unavailable
  • Use Defragmentation utility. Periodically defragment your hard drives especially C drive where your operating system is located.
  • Fix Windows Registry. Sometimes the slow startup problems are due to the errors in the Windows registry. Fix your Windows XP registry with the registry cleaner software and remove the invalid entries and unused software applications shortcuts.
  • Antivirus Program. Install an up-to-dated antivirus and anti spyware program and regularly scan your computer for the viruses, spyware, adware, Trojan horses, malware and other security threats.
  • Stop Unused Services. Minimize the background applications and services because every application uses the system resources. Go to the Run and type “services.msc”, here you will see a list of all the system services. Here you can stop all the unnecessary services and services that are not being used such as Indexing service, Smart Cart, Terminal Services, World Wide Web publisher and Routing and Remote Access services and you can start them again anytime.
  • Uninstall unused Program.
  • Use Bootvis.exe. Microsoft’s Bootvis.exe is a free utility that is designed to fix the slow boot errors and performance issues in the Windows XP. With this utility you can find the right causes of the systems 
  • malfunctions and slow performance. It also traces the system’s boot time and displays the results in graphs.
  • Use Diagnostic Tools. Use system diagnostic tools and make sure that you have the latest version of the device drivers and there are not hardware conflicts. The common diagnostic tools are PC Booster, PC Doctor, Registry Fix and Error Nuker etc.



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