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slow boot and slow shutdown in xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ajent jumunji, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. ajent jumunji

    ajent jumunji Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2002
    i have a dell 2.0 ghz p4 w/ 256 megs of ram i upgraded to xp from windows me since then my computer boots very slowly and shuts down very slow also
  2. bcon76

    bcon76 Guest

    How slow is slow? I upgraded from ME as well and notice that my machine does not boot in the 1 minute that MS was shooting for and does not rusume in 45 sec from hibernate as MS was also shooting for but it's not over 1.25 min - 1.5 min for either so I can't complain. I am running a Durron 900, 448 MB RAM. Obviously not as robust as your system. So if you are talking 2min or more (and that's streching it[I think]) then I would say that is slow. I have heard time and time again that a fresh install of XP is the way to go. Is that an option? Sorry, not the most convient advice but it may be the only resolution.
  3. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    I am running it on a 1 gig Dell Dimension with 256 megs and a cold boot takes around 70 seconds. A shutdown takes about 45 seconds. I went with a clean install over an upgrade. I am not a big fan of upgrades, I have seen too many old bugs, leftover parts of the old operating system, bad registry entries, etc. when doing an upgrade of an OS.
  4. Emtronics


    Jan 20, 2000
    I loaded XP from scratch and my boot takes 45sec or less on my 600 PentIII with 384mg RAM. The shut down is so fast, if you blink you missed it. No kidding! Damn, I think I love this O/S. :)
  5. tnutall


    Nov 25, 2001
    Someone told me that I would have to uninstall ME since it was an upgrade from 98 to get XP to operate correctly.
  6. emay


    Sep 7, 2000
    Xp clean install IS the best way to go. You will see great improvement in performance with a clean install.
  7. bcon76

    bcon76 Guest

    tnutall, I think that is correct. I wanted to install XP on a 98 machine but it is an upgrade from 95 and I guess you can't upgrade an upgrade.
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