Computer slow start up

  sunshine65 16:04 07 Apr 10

Lately my computer has been taking 3-4 minutes to start up, I have cleared out files etc, done a scandisk, I believe defrag runs in the background with Vista. Closing down takes 2-3 minutes. It's very irrating. Help please .

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:16 07 Apr 10

Disable Unwanted Startup Services
The good old MSCONFIG option is available in Vista as well. Lots of crappy programs load at boot time which consume large amount of memory and processor. To tweak follow these steps:

* Go to Start>Run or press Windows + R
* Type "msconfig" and click OK
* The System Configuration dialogue box will be displayed, select the Startup
* You will see list of checkboxes, most of them will be checked. Uncheck those ones which are not needed. More unchecked boxes will lead to better performance.
* Click OK button to finish this tweaking step.

  Chris the Ancient 17:01 07 Apr 10

Try running ccleaner from
click here
to clear out all clutter.

As soon as my pc starts slowing down on boot or shut down, I find this helps enormously.

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