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Long boot-up time

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by masseesj, Jun 6, 2004.

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  1. masseesj

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    My boot times have become agonizingly long on my IBM Thinkpad T21. Is there a way to see what programs auto-launch and remove programs from doing so? Thanks.
     
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    Welcome to TSG What system do you have running? Try going to Start> Run> type in msconfig under startups tab you will find all of the programs starting up. Just uncheck all of the ones that you dont need. I have only IE, systray , and my antivirus running. I use a hardware firewall but If you have a software firewall you need it running too.
     
  3. masseesj

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    Thx for the reply. My Thinkpad has Windows 2000 Prof. I'll try your suggestion.
     
  4. masseesj

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    I'm not finding "msconfig" anywhere on my hard drive. Could you assist with a likely path or perhaps it's a different file name under Win2000 Pro? Thx.
     
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    Codestuff worked. Thx. again. SJM
     
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    Yes unfortunately w2000 does not have Msconfig but thanks for the links Polak this will be certainly useful in the future.
     
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