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courtlandhui

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The windows loading screen (The one before loading the OS... the one w/ blue horizontal thing) takes a while to load, then the login loading takes a while. But after that, windows runs fine.
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Presario notebook V2000, 1.6ghz turion, 512 shared ram w/ video.
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in msconfig, check your boot.ini, winini and system.ini

if you want you can take a screenshot of them


ps unchecking "load startup items" in the general tab will fix most of the problem


that white bar that loads before the windows logo comes load the files located in the win.ini and the files in the system.ini

make sure it isint filled with junt, we will have to know exactly what is in it before you do anything to the system.ini or win.ini
 

courtlandhui

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ok. good tips. but wouldn't unchecking the load startup exactly just not let any programs start up?
 
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they will still work, they just wont auto open so you will have to open them manually by double clicking on them

the startup items are optional programs. the items that are checked are programs that windows will open for you at startup

it can take some time for windows to open all of them

and after you have so many opened, things can really slow down


the startup items affect your speed when your at the welcome screen all the way to your desktop, thats why you will still see extra hard drive activity even though your desktop is already displayed.
 
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First place to start is Windows Prefetch folder
C:\Windows\Prefetch ( all files *.pf ) can be deleted
ps: if you run XP pro/corp you can set up a batch file to run at shutdown, so that these are removed at every shutdown.

Secondly, disabling hardware (unused) in device manager. (example, if you have a dial up modem installed but you don't use it) disable it or simply removed it physically from the PC. etc..

Thirdly, if say for examply you have 1 harddrive and 1 cd/dvd rom drive on your computer and they were IDE drives.
You could techncially go to device manager | IDE ATA / ATAPI device listing and you'll see a Primary and Secondary Each of these has a primary/secondary channel setting. The ones showing on yours which says 'not available" you can simply just disable it

***remember by doing this, and you go an add another drive / cd/dvd rom drive to the machine, windows won't pick up on it till this is re-enabled.

have fun

the prefetch alone should save you anywhere from 3-10 seconds on boot up
The blue scrolling bar should drop from like 7 - 3.
My computer bootup, i barely see that blue bar come up

good luck

Swiper
 
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