This has been a persistent problem as long as I can remember on this computer. At the screen that says 'Starting Windows,' it takes an extremely long time to load before the Windows flag appears and then the logon screen. By now I should've mentioned I run Windows 7.
I don't understand why it takes so long to load Windows?
Logging in and running Skype, Trillian, anti-virus, TweetDeck, mIRC, and two browsers as well as loads of gadgets takes like two seconds. I'm thinking it's something with the RAM or mobo; those are relatively old. Could it be any peripherals I have? Is there anything I can do to quicken it up?
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T hexacore @ 3.5 GHz MSI K9A2 Platinum 790FX (not V2) 2x OCZ PC2-6400 1 GB 2x OCZ PC2-6400 2 GB (total 6 GB RAM) AMD Radeon HD5770 (HD6770) Crucial C300 128 GB SSD 375/155 MB read/write (OS drive) I've got three other HDDs totaling 1 TB of space
Answer by Enrico · Sep 13, 2011 at 02:40 AM
Windows 7 takes just 15-17 seconds to boot up on my (C2D 2.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM) system while Vista not less than 20. Still, you can increase the boot time performance of Windows 7 & Vista using this simple trick.
I'm also going to assume you have removed unnecessary start up programs and so on....
Although you can tweak other settings such as services and startup items, we are focusing on a single tip in your post.
You should keep up with microsoft newsletters as they mentioned the importance of this tweak in their KB959233 article recently. So this this isn't hard or sketchy
if you are running multicore processor with Windows 7 or Vista as the operating system then this will work .
Type â€œmsconfigâ€ (without quotes) in Vista or Windows 7 start menu search box and hit enter.
Click Continue if you get a UAC prompt.By default, you wonâ€™t get a UAC prompt in Windows 7.
Navigate to â€œBootâ€ tab and click on â€œAdvanced optionsâ€ button.
Check the box named â€œNumber of processorsâ€ and also select the number of processors from the drop down box.
Click â€œOkâ€ and restart to see the time difference.
You are done.
Answer by DDC · Feb 15, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Try using some of the tips listed here: [How to speed up pc]
But a reinstall might be your best bet : http://easyguyevo.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-speed-windows-xp-up
How is Mac any better for media work? 10 Answers
Why should I switch? 7 Answers