reduce windows xp startup time

The time Windows XP takes to boot-up is directly proportional to our frustration and temper. In simple words, “damn you windows! Can’t you start a little faster?” Indeed, its irritating when the computer takes a long time to start. The good thing is, you can reduce the booting time easily. Yes, it’s free too. You don’t need to buy a new RAM, Processor or the whole motherboard. Just a few tweaks, and you computer will start like breeze.

Here are a few steps to reduce the startup time of Windows XP.

  1. Go to your bios and set Hard disk at the top in boot priority list.
  2. Remove unnecessary files and short cuts from desktop, store them elsewhere.
  3. Remove un necessary programs from startup

Goto start>run and type in msconfig
This will launch the system configuration utility and remove unnecessary programs from startup.

Remove unnecessary programs from system startup

4.Use Microsoft bootvis to optimize your boot time.
Install bootvis , and launch the utility. Click on trace in the menu, and select optimize system.

Optimize Windows XP startup time using bootvis
    You can check the performance of boot vis by logging the driver delays before and after optimizing the system. To find the driver delays click on nextboot+driver delays. You will get a graph showing the process and the time at which they are launched.

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10 thoughts on “4 steps to reduce the startup time of Windows XP

  • May 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm
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    where is bios can anyone tell me plz!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • June 7, 2012 at 2:58 am
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      Start your computer and press repeatedly f2 for intel users and delete key for mecury mainboard. Now you can access bios.

      For detailed information on this checkout http://www.computerhope.com

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      • June 7, 2012 at 3:03 am
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        Make sure that you press the key right after the disappearance of motherboard logo

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  • February 22, 2009 at 1:26 am
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    Thanks for ur helping me to register my windows xp

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  • February 2, 2009 at 1:36 am
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    The best thing to speed up ur booting system. first of all defragment your hard drives. it will speed up your pc and give stability…….

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  • February 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm
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    It worked, computer much faster now!

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