Slow Start Up

  Spr 16:25 28 Sep 2004
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I am running Window XP Pentium 4, 20gb HD using 6gb of space & 512 Ram. When I boot up it is very slow from the Windows Logo to desktop the screen goes blank for over 30 seconds, on the Window Logo screen the busy light sometime stop for a second. I have run Norton Virus checker SpyBot-Search & Destroy both tell me there is nothing wrong. When I click onto an Icon to open a file it takes a long time to open. I’ve Defrag, ran Check Disc all to no avail. Would re-install window do anything to help.

  BurrWalnut 17:05 28 Sep 2004

After you've cleared out all unnecessary programs you can further speed up the starting of WinXP:-

Run regedit and navigate to registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel and click on Desktop. Look for MenuShowDelay, right click it and choose Modify. Change it to 0 (zero).

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