Slow startup, fast computer.

  SirMetal 21:29 16 May 2009

Hello everybody,

I have 2 computers:

HP Laptop:
Intel Core2 Duo (2.00GHz, 2Mb cache, 2 cores)
GeForce 9200 256Mb
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
I have several everyday programs on this machine but i disable all programs from startup (Using CCleaner) and i set the number of services running to Minimal (Using Registry Mechanic).
I have Avast home edition running at startup as well as 5 sidebar gadgets.

eSystem Desktop:
Intel Celeron D (3.46GHz, 512Kb cache, 1 core)
Radeon HD3450 512Mb
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
I use the same programs that are stated as above and i disable all programs from startup. I set the number of Services running to Recommended (Using Registry Mechanic) and i have no anti virus installed on this machine, as well as no widgets.

My question is, how come my low-end Desktop system loads XP in 20 seconds, whereas my relativly new Laptop loads Vista in about 2 minutes?

Is avast anti virus anything to do with this?

Thanks in advance.

  woodchip 23:06 16 May 2009

First Vista is slower at Booting than XP it is also more demanding on resources than XP

Avast may be also doing a check of the drive, this you can set to manual. Do it when you want not every time it starts

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