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XP Slow Boot Up and Stuttering Sound

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bobster, May 5, 2005.

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  1. bobster

    bobster Thread Starter

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    It is taking about 4 minutes to boot my laptop. Is there anything I can do to speed the boot up and generally get a little better performance out of my machine? I realize this isn't a state of the art machine but it seems to be getting slower.
    I have attached a hijack log. Any help of what to delete would be greatly appreciated.
    Bobster

    HP Pavillion Z1000 Notebook
    AMD 1.3 ghtz Athlon XP
    30 Gig HD
    17 Gig Free
    240 Meg Memory
     

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  2. Old Rich

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    You have a lot running at startup . . Disconnect from the internet and click on Start . . Run . . type msconfig and uncheck everything in the Startup tab

    Restart and see if it is faster . . if so, go back to msconfig and put a check in the programs one at a time to see who is the hog.
     
  3. Selppinevoli

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    Doing a defrag on your hard drive wouldn't be a bad idea either.
     
  4. bobster

    bobster Thread Starter

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    Thank you all. I found the culprit to be the virus programs. Avast and one other. I had done a defrag last night (it took over an hour. Is that normal?). The XP start up sound track is still stuttering. Any ideas?
    Bobster
     
  5. Old Rich

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    The stuttering sound is usualy a function of the low RAM , , too much going on at boot for it to run smoothly. You would likely see a noticable overall performance improvement with another 256 of RAM
     
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