A new pc will start windows operation system quickly at boot-up. But as time goes by, you may find that you have to wait longer and longer for startup. This is a common issue for almost every computer users. However, if you know the reasons for it, you can deal with it quite easily.
Following are some reasons for the slow startup of windows:
- Excessive services and applications added to the startup menu.
- Virus and spyware attack
- Too many fragments in your hard drive disk
- Inadequate RAM space
- Registry problems
Below are solutions to every problem mentioned above:
Remove unnecessary startup services and application:
Click “Start” and “Run”, type in “msconfig” and click “OK” to open System Configuration Utility. Click the tab “Startup”. Choose the unnecessary startup items and disable them (you need to be very careful in case you disable any necessary startup services and applications). Restart your computer.
Run Windows Defender
Windows Defender, a free anti-spyware program created by Microsoft and included with Windows Vista and 7, will scan your computer and automatically remove any malicious programs that it finds. This is important because malicious programs cause a computer to startup slowly.
Click “Start” and “All Programs” and “Windows Defender.” Click the “Arrow” next to “Scan” and select “Full Scan.” Restart your computer when Windows Defender has finished the scanning procedure.
Defragment Your Hard Disk
Click “Start” and “All Programs” and “Accessories” and “System Tools” and Disk Defragmenter.” Click “Defragment Now.” Windows will automatically defragment your hard disk. This means that Windows rearranges fragmented data so that your hard disk can worm more efficiently, causing Windows to load more quickly. Restart your computer.
Add more RAM
Lack of memory is one of the most basic reasons why any system is slow. Add more RAM and you will increase the speed on everything.
Download a Registry Cleaner to Fix Registry Problems
A good registry cleaner will thoroughly scan your computer and clean out all invalid and corrupted registry entries which are usually leftovers from programs that have been uninstalled. As long as those entries are moved out, there will be no registry error and you can enjoy a quick startup.
Windows slow startup may have disturbed you for a very long time, but you should not tolerate the slow startup any more. No matter you are facing windows xp slow startup or any other windows OS slow startup, those tips will help you to get rid of it.