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How To Fix Slow PC Startup Problems

Michael Baker

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Do you need to fix slow pc startup problems? Have you noticed that your friend's old Pentium II computer seems to run faster than your Pentium IV? A Pentium IV computer with a well maintained windows XP system will run fast even if it has only 128 MB of Ram memory, and have a smaller CPU. So if your computer is running or starting up slow you need to fix slow pc startup through the software, before you look at the hardware of your system.

If your computer is running slow then you are probably experiencing software problems. There are probably a ton of different little odd things going on with all of those 1 and 0's that you don't even know about.

There are several things that can slow your computer down:

  • You could have a slow hard drive or a hard drive that is failing
  • You may not have enough memory
  • You might have a virus
  • Your computer may just be overloaded with junk

The easiest way to determine what is wrong with your pc and how to make it run faster is to eliminate the easiest problem first. The first thing you should do is perform some easy maintenance tasks and then see what happens.

  1. Delete all of your temporary files, your unwanted files, and your recycle bin by going to system tools under your accessories in start.
  2. Run a scandisk
  3. Defragment your hard drive to get rid of any fragmented areas
  4. Upgrade and run your antivirus program
  5. Download a registry fix tool from the internet.
  6. Install the registry fix tool and run it. These are pretty self explanatory programs, and the program itself will take you through the steps.

The above process should take you about a good twenty minutes to do. Once you have finished everything reboot your system. If this does not make your computer start up faster then you need to look elsewhere at the culprit.

Check your antivirus software, if it is outdated or incompatible with your system it will make your computer start up slower. You might fix this problem by upgrading or changing your anti virus program. Run the virus program a couple of times to make sure you don't have a virus or malware on your machine.

If the problem still persists, it may be your hard drive that is going bad. Listen to your computer! Are there any strange sounds coming from the machine? One of the symptoms of a bad hard drive is a knocking or clicking noise that shows up either constantly or intermittently. Another symptom you may have of a bad hard drive is the blue screen of death that shows up once in a while. To determine if its your hard drive you can download a hard drive tester to scan the hard drive and see if this is your problem.
You may only need to add some RAM memory. Go to system tools and System information to find out how much memory your computer has. A computer running Windows XP should be running at a minimum on 256MB of RAM.

As you can see there are several things you can do to fix slow pc startup. It's just a matter of taking the time to do it.

Michael Baker is a Computer Optimization Technician, and recommends getting a Free Computer Scan to fix any problems such as computers freezing, locking up, restarting for no reason, and getting the blue death screen.


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