How to make your computer boot up faster?
The computer is taking so long to load up - at least 10 minutes sometimes - When I do control, alt & delete - there are numerous programmes running - some of which I have never heard of including ...
and so the list goes on - I would like to stop some of these programmes automatically loading at start up and see if that speeds it up - have searched your website but cannot find the 'misconfig' command to remove some of them when I tried that - typed it in run as you suggest but it said cannot find.
Daren't remove them from my start up menu as don't know if that will permanently delete them - and if not how I load them when I do need them.
As you will have gathered - I am a novice with little knowledge of the computer runnings...It is a shared computer and I suspect my daughter has done 'something' to it on one of the many sites she has visited
PLEASE HELP - one very frustrated lady
Many thanks in anticipation
This question was answered on December 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.) Make sure you have a 7200rpm drive
2) Defrag your boot drive
3) Go through your programs and remove stuff you don't need
4) Get a copy of Startup Cop somewhere and make sure you're not loading crap you don't need
5) Check your services - don't run stuff you don't need
6) Run Adaware
7) Make sure you've got plenty of RAM It's so cheap you might as well make sure that's not an issue :)
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Posted by Kareem of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2004