If you have a slow starting computer here are some tips you can use to speed up your boot time. Even if you have no computer experience you can follow this simple tutorial and get your lost computer speed back again. We know how annoying it is to have to wait forever for your computer to start.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is remove any program in the startup that you do not absolutely need to load every time your computer starts. Many programs will put themselves in their by default, and they do not need to load when you’re not using them.
To disable startup programs, click start, click run, type msconfig, select startup tab, disable any program that you do not want loading, apply. You would need to restart. Now check the time to boot. It should be faster. Disabling startup programs does not mean you are deleting them or you will longer to use them, so there’s nothing to worry about.
Next you will want to update your antivirus software and run a complete scan. You need to make sure you have no viruses running in the background every time you boot your computer. Here is another great tip, make sure your antivirus program is not set to run every time your computer starts up. This can take a very long time and it is not necessary.
If you’re still suffering from a slow starting computer, it is possible you have a hardware malfunction. Like a hard drive going bad or failing memory. If your hard drive is making clicking noises or strange sounds that you haven’t heard in the past it may be starting to fail.
One of the biggest reasons most overlooked for a slow starting computer is a corrupted registry. More than likely you have bad registry entries and many orphaned files that do not need to be there. Every time your computer starts or shuts down it has to reference the registry. If you have registry entries that are corrupted or orphaned belonging to software that is no longer installed on your computer, Windows will pause to look for them trying to reference the entry to the program.
All of these corrupted or orphaned registry files need to be cleaned from your computer. Once they are you will be left with only good working registry entries and you will no longer have a slow starting computer. Windows does not come with a registry cleaner or scanner, why I do not know as this is one of Windows biggest problems. And it applies to all the operating systems.
To clean your registry you will have to download a registry cleaner from a third party. The scanner/cleaners we recommend are listed on our Main page. We have tested many other registry cleaning programs. Some will damage your computer so you have to be careful which ones you use. If you alter or delete the wrong registry file your computer may become unusable.
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