How to Deal With Slow Windows XP Start Up
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How to Deal With Slow Windows XP Start Up

Computer performance really slows down in time. This is something that is inevitable. All you need to do is to have the right knowledge when it comes to dealing with some problems that you face with your computer. If your computer is currently having a slow Windows XP start up, you need to address it as soon as possible to avoid further damages on your computer.

A lot of people now are being annoyed by slow Windows XP start up. This can really be irritating especially if you are in a hurry and it can also affect the performance of your computer.  It is because most the applications and important processes are affected by slow start up. But, you do not have to worry since there are some easy ways that you can do in order to bring back the normal booting process of Windows XP.  

1     Run the Disk Defragmenter

One of the reasons why slow Windows XP start up happens is fragmented hard drive. This is something that is inevitable since it will happen as you use your computer in time. Running the disk defragmenter can answer this problem. Here are the steps to run Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP.

1  Select my computer and right click on the disk that you wanted to defrag.

2  Select properties and on the tools tab, then click the defragment now button.

3   Lastly, click defragment.

You need to defragment your hard disks at list once a month to ensure that it will not slow down.

2     Run a Boot Defragment

If your computer is having some problems because of slow Windows XP startup, you definitely need to do a boot defragment. This is a wonderful function that is already in Windows XP. This can surely speed up the booting process of your computer. You simply need to follow the steps below.

1   Click start and run, then type regedit and press enter.

2   Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftDfrgBootOptimizeFunction

3         Look at the right panel, and then select Enable.

4    Right click to modify its value.

5     Change the value to Y to enable the function or N to disable it.

6    Restart your computer.    

This function is really effective, so you have to try it.

3       Remove Viruses, Malware and Spyware

All the viruses and malicious programs in your computer can surely slow Windows XP startup. These programs consume some of the important resources of your computer, causing it to slow down. There are even times that a computer would not start up properly because of viruses.

In order to address this problem, you need to obtain a good anti-virus program and always have it updated. Your computer will run fast if it is virus free. Try to select anti-virus programs that do not consume much of your resources. This is the reason why you only need to trust those that are know in the industry when it comes to providing protection on your computer against viruses.

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The best ways to increase the speed of a computer system running with Windows XP Operating System are prevention of virus infections, removing unnecessary files and start up programs. This article is well written and really informative, thank you for sharing, keep it up! (LIKED and SHARED)