Hi there people, any advice would be welcome, ive a Pentium 4 Desktop PC Compac, 3.2 CPU, 3 GB DDR RAM...ive gone into start menu>run> msconfig> start-up, but i feel something thats running possibly in the background might be slowing my boot-up to a snails pace....anyone advise what i must leave running on start-up, and what i can safely stop, Ive run a Registry cleaner, defragged it once or twice a day using O&O Defrag, yet its still very slow, all updates are up to date, except service pack 3 which i tried and it seemed to slow things even further...any ideas would be most welcome. thanks peeps
Many thanks to all the suggestions, i think i will just back-up my files, and format my machine, ive used msconfig for a while with no problems, maybe ive picked up some malware or trojan, thats causing the slow start-up, ive looked at both programmes that Clapton is God and DippyGirl suggested, and i'm rather confused by it all....think i should start afresh, but it could be that i just need a new PC...i thank everyone, so still open to 'simple' suggestions, i'm not very technically minded..i'll have a play about before i decide whether a format is my last option, so please if anyone has any ideas for a simpleton such as myself i'd be very welcome. Thanks
(You could do a windows repair install) this will keep what’s on your hard drive. Read the link below fist and then print it off as a guide and do the repair, Had the same problem as you and it sorted me out.