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Windows XP Computer Takes long Time to Power Up

Having a windows xp computer that is slow or take long time to start up doesn’t necessarily mean there is something wrong with it.  100% new windows xp computer never having the problem windows xp computer take long time to power up because it is a new and the software inside windows xp computer is little.


Why windows xp operating system computer take long time to power up or start?, maby windows xp operating system slowness or take long time to power up can be caused by important windows xp programs that often take a while to load such as antivirus software or by having too many programs on your computer.  Your first remedy is to remove any software you no longer use (such as old video games inside widows xp , not use program like real player, power dvd and mathlab inside windows xp).  If after you uninstall it and the problem still same,  i suggest you try adding more RAM to your windows xp computer by following the section “Add More System Memory (RAM).  If the slowness continues, try reducing the amount of programs that load when Windows xp operating system  starts. Below i will show to you how to open system configuration inside windows xp operating system and user can make some setting inside windows xp system configuration to reduce the problem with windows xp computer take long time to power up:

1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner of Windows.
2. Click Run.
3. A window opens.Type msconfig in the blank, and then click OK or press the Enter key on your windows xp keyboard.
4. A window named windows xp System Configuration Utility opens.  Click the Startup tab on the far right.
5. In the left column (Startup Item) is a list of programs with checkmarks next to them.  A checkmark indicates that the program is scheduled to launch each time
Windows xp operating system  starts.To prevent a windows xp program from loading at windows xp startup, remove the checkmark from its box. Here are guidelines about which programs to allow or to disable:

• Disable nonessential multimedia programs such as qttask (which is part of the QuickTime software), realsched (which is part of the RealPlayer software), or Adobe Reader.
• Allow common processes for Windows and Microsoft Office.
• Allow programs related to your anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, or firewall.
• Allow programs related to your printer. For example, if you have an Epson printer, allow the startup program named Epson Status Monitor.
6. When you have finished tweaking the windows xp System Configuration Utility, click Apply.
7. Click OK.
8. A message alerts you that you must restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Click the Restart button.Your computer automatically shuts down and reboots
9. When you return to Windows, a message alerts you that you have just used the System Configuration Utility to change the way Windows starts. Put a checkmark in the Don’t Show This Message or Launch the System Configuration Utility When Windows Starts box.
10. Click OK.

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