windows very slow to load

  DShaughnessy 21:40 22 Dec 2004

I have windows XP which is very slow to load. Hangs on Blue screen for at least a couple of minutes.
Had a similar problem with shut down but found a thread to amend the registry files using regedit.

is there a similar method of improving start up?


  VoG II 21:46 22 Dec 2004

click here - you may have to sign-up (free) to read this.

  DShaughnessy 09:28 27 Dec 2004

Thanks, I followed the link and when I amended the registry as below I see on start up that RPCSS is showing as starting and takes an age. What is RPCSS? Can I delete oor improve the spedd which it opens?

Start by opening the Registry Editor (type 'regedit', without the quotes in Run on the Start menu) and make a backup by going to Export on the File menu. Under File Name type in today's date then click Save and a .reg file will be saved in My Documents. If you need to restore the Registry just double-click the .reg file icon.

Now in Regedit work your way to the following key:


Double-click the System icon, right-click into the right hand window, select New > DWORD Value, then whilst it is highlighted rename it 'verbosestatus' (without the quotes) and press Enter. Next right-click on the new key, select Modify and change Value Data from 0 to 1. Exit Regedit and restart your PC and if it spends more than a few moments on any Service or Process the name of the offending item will be displayed on the screen; if you see nothing then you can assume that something else is causing the hold-up. To remove the key right click on it and select Delete.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:02 27 Dec 2004

click here will explain what services are and what can be disabled to speddup your start process

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