Slow 98 machine

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Jim McDonald

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Hi
I have a machine at the moment that takes just under 2 mins to boot up into Windows. The OS is 98SE. The processor is AMD 1.5 Ghz with 256 ram and 80 Gb drive. The mobo is Asus A7N266VM. I've downloaded all of the Windows updates and the drivers are all up to speed. I've run Spybot, Adaware and cleaned off a couple of viruses - but the machine is still terribly slow to bootup. Any ideas out there please?

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mine boots to windows in 52 seconds and that seems slow to me. clean up the start up in msconfig, disable seek for A drive on boot. there's many many things to increase boot up times so try a google search.
If your anti-virus is scanning at boot disable that process.
 

Jim McDonald

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Hi Brindle
Thank you for the suggestions. I'll give them a try and report back in the next day or so.
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Great please do post back with what you did and the results. Good Luck
 

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Jim:

One of the most common problems that cause a long startup time is having a bloated startup load. By trimming down the list of programs in the MSCONFIG startup tab as much as possible, it'll make a noticable difference in the startup time, along with making your computer run better and a little peppier. (y)

Something else that'll also help is to change the boot order in the BIOS to where the hard drive is listed first. I shaved several seconds off the startup time by doing that. (y)


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