Slow start unticking all

  gel 15:52 04 Mar 2011


If I untick all the items on start up with the exception of security , what is the down side

  mgmcc 16:50 04 Mar 2011

If you mean in "msconfig", it will boot without the unticked items loading and perform similarly to being in Safe Mode. The graphics drivers may not load so the screen resolution won't be correct.

If you are trying to find what is causing the PC to boot very slowly, this is a good place to start, then retick the boxes to determine by a process of elimination which item is causing the problem.

Presumably the PC has sufficient RAM for whichever version of Windows it is running?

  gel 19:19 04 Mar 2011

Thanks mgmcc

I have un ticked all the boxes in 'msconfig'with the exception of security and so far I have not noticed any problems . But the computer does start up much quicker
On start up I get a message asking if I want to revert to the original settings but I have ignored this,
Is this OK
I am running XPwindows SP3 home edition

  Sea Urchin 19:36 04 Mar 2011

On start up I get a message asking if I want to revert to the original settings

Just tick the box saying "don't show this again"

  gel 19:58 04 Mar 2011

Thanks Sea Urchin

Yes that is what I get but I have not had the confidence to tick it

I will do now and see what happens

  woodchip 20:16 04 Mar 2011

it will still work so you can put things back if you want

  ams4127 22:29 04 Mar 2011

With msconfig I have always used the following rule.

Anything with either "Microsoft" or "Windows" in the programme path, I leave alone.

Anything else - I disable.

  gel 06:40 05 Mar 2011

Thank you all

My old lap top is certainly starting much quicker

The advice from ams4127 seems a sensible compromise

Thank you


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