View Full Version : Sluggish Startup

07-03-2004, 01:06 PM
my XP start up has recently been sluggish. I open msconfig and found it wasn't normal startup things like Norton Antivirus components but an XP system service. I want a fast boot up but I also want the cool looks of XP.
Should I try bootvis?

07-03-2004, 01:14 PM
info dude info.

what system service was it ?

whats your hardware specs?

if its only recently gone slow then more likly your running something new. what did you recently install?
have you done the usuall maintence? eg scandisk/defrag, virus scan, adware/spyware scan.

07-03-2004, 01:27 PM
don't forget to defrag, empty temporary internet files and empty temp files. In winxp these are located in
"Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\temp"
you need to set the folder options to view hiden and system files.

I recently did a cleanup on a friends computer, I defraged and deleted 400mb of temp files and 650 mb of temp internet files. the computer now boots and runs heaps faster

07-03-2004, 01:30 PM
i found a very good little microsoft application that will definitely help the boot process.........

called Bootvis ........sorry dont know where I managed to get it from......

10-03-2004, 03:18 PM
It's been fine before.
Heres the specs
256mb ram
Win XP
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