windows slow startup!!

  thetrickster 10:31 28 Jan 2007

my windows xp takes about 5 mins to startup from the xp login point. are there any ways i can speed startup without affect my system stability?? i have 2 gig of memory and have run defrag etc, but to no avail.

  Ginge1980 10:41 28 Jan 2007

How much have you got running in your system tray?
To disable programs not required go to start menu, hit the run tab and type 'msconfig'. under the 'startup' tab you'll find all programs that start when windows does. Uncheck the programs not required....
That should help speed it up.

  howard64 11:08 28 Jan 2007

it could be a trojan running in the background try starting up with your internet disconnected and do as Ginge says. Then run spybot and adaware etc. Also trend micro will do an online nasties check for you.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:07 28 Jan 2007

Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click here

Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Windows Defender click here
Ewido click here

Free Antivirus software
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here

Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :-
RegscrubXP click here
Regseeker click here
TweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click here
Easycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. )

Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware

and the services that run in the background. click here

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