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Windows XP Home

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Dean, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Dean

    Dean Flightless Bird

    12:16 PM 3/11/2010//
    What would make Windows XP Home,to take sooo long
    to boot up,and take sooo long to shout down?
    Once I'm on the net every thing is ok,it's just it takes sooo long to
    do startup and shout down.
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Could be a thousand different things. Are you collecting guesses? Here's
    mine: malware.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Dean wrote:
    > 12:16 PM 3/11/2010//
    > What would make Windows XP Home,to take sooo long
    > to boot up,and take sooo long to shout down?
    > Once I'm on the net every thing is ok,it's just it takes sooo long to
    > do startup and shout down.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. G. R. Woodring

    G. R. Woodring Flightless Bird

    I'll add a couple more :)

    (1) You have allowed programs to load themselves at start-up. Most work just as well
    if they only load when you *want* to start the program. I have 4 items in the System
    Tray: Network Connection, Volume Control, Anti-virus, Safely Remove Hardware (Memory
    card reader). My system starts in just under 1 minute.

    (2) Less likely but REALLY impacts shutdown: Windows swapfile is set to be cleared at
    shutdown. With this setting my system will take almost 10 minutes to shutdown,
    without it (and other tweaks) my system now shuts down in about 8 seconds.

    Only 997 possibilities left =D

    --
    G. R. Woodring

    Date: 3/11/2010 2:55 PM, Author: Dean Wrote:
    > 12:16 PM 3/11/2010//
    > What would make Windows XP Home,to take sooo long
    > to boot up,and take sooo long to shout down?
    > Once I'm on the net every thing is ok,it's just it takes sooo long to
    > do startup and shout down.
    >
    >
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "G. R. Woodring" <tejbbqevat@rneguyvax.arg> wrote in message
    news:%23q0Y$YWwKHA.5812@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I'll add a couple more :)
    >
    > (1) You have allowed programs to load themselves at start-up. Most work
    > just as well if they only load when you *want* to start the program. I
    > have 4 items in the System Tray: Network Connection, Volume Control,
    > Anti-virus, Safely Remove Hardware (Memory card reader). My system starts
    > in just under 1 minute.
    >
    > (2) Less likely but REALLY impacts shutdown: Windows swapfile is set to be
    > cleared at shutdown. With this setting my system will take almost 10
    > minutes to shutdown, without it (and other tweaks) my system now shuts
    > down in about 8 seconds.
    >
    > Only 997 possibilities left =D
    >



    And one of them is insufficient RAM.

    My system boots and shuts down much faster now that I have 4G of RAM. Well,
    I also replaced the motherboard when I installed the new RAM, so I'm not
    sure what helped. But one can never be too rich or have too much RAM.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    How does your question pertain to Internet Explorer (and why are you
    "shouting down" your computer)?

    See...

    Help! My computer is slow!
    http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/help-my-computer-is-slow.html

    Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44694.html

    What to do if your Computer is running slowly
    http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/runningslowly.php
    --
    WinXP-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Dean wrote:
    > 12:16 PM 3/11/2010//
    > What would make Windows XP Home,to take sooo long
    > to boot up,and take sooo long to shout down?
    > Once I'm on the net every thing is ok,it's just it takes sooo long to
    > do startup and shout down.
     

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