Slow bootup

  misters 15:41 07 Sep 2003

Just a queery, what causes a slow bootup?

  powerless 15:58 07 Sep 2003

Fragmented hard drive, disk errors, to many apps set to start automatically...

  misters 21:23 07 Sep 2003

so how would i resolve this?

  muppetmark 21:45 07 Sep 2003

Which O/S are you using ?

Run defrag and scandisk to begin and see if it improves.

  misters 20:12 08 Sep 2003


  misters 20:13 08 Sep 2003

Ran defrag and scandisk, no improvment.

  dave h 21:40 08 Sep 2003

if you have been keeping up with your Windows Updates, one of them, Security Update 811493 has the side effect of slowing down the boot up sequence.

As this patch is only required in the case where
"An attacker has the ability to log onto the computer locally to carry out an attack." (to quote the microsoft 'blurb') this does not apply to most home computers, so you can remove it. I did so on mine and noticed an improvement in the bootup time.

NOTE. This is only one possible cause of the problem.

  [DELETED] 21:54 08 Sep 2003

What do you call slow bootup? I have just tried my Win98 from switch on till I can start running programs of 1 minute 40 seconds. I'm not sure if this is typical or not, but it may give you a base line to gauge the bootup speed against.


  misters 21:26 09 Sep 2003

3 minutes 21 seconds approx. Slow or what?

  misters 21:26 09 Sep 2003

3 minutes 21 seconds approx. Slow or what?

  [DELETED] 21:32 09 Sep 2003

It might not be that slow, what else have you got loading at startup? I've only got AVG and ZoneLabs loading at start, also I'm using 98lite. so that might speed things up as well.

I have started another thread to ask the question on speed, no answers yet though.

click here


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