Upgrade starts up slow

  talia 13:07 14 Jul 03

I recently bought a Bare Bones Duron 1.3 system, XP, 30G HD/128 Ram.

It boost up okay but for the first 20mins from start it takes a couple of minutes to open up any selected application.

After the 20mins it runs fairly fast.

Any ideas??

  Rayuk 18:26 14 Jul 03

Not sure of a definate reason for this but if you are running WinXP would seriously recommend you up your ram to 256Mb if poss.

  perpetually-perplexed 18:29 14 Jul 03

i agree, get another 256mb ram, best thing u can do for 30 pounds. xp must be using page file all the time on 128 mb

  hugh-265156 19:59 14 Jul 03

some services if disabled in control panel/administrative tools/services can cause slow start ups.
click here and use the guide for safe and you should not have any problems.

also have a look in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer and see if any errors relating to services failing to start etc are listed here.

  hugh-265156 20:03 14 Jul 03

programs starting with windows can slow things down too.click start/run and type "msconfig" without the quotes.click on the start up tab and untick everything except antivirus and firewall. click here and use for reference if you are unsure what the program is.

also try bootvis click here this will also speed things up.

  Gaz 25 21:22 14 Jul 03

I would also say: More Ram.

  talia 21:18 23 Jul 03

Stuck another 128MB Ram on and it is all FINe.

Many thanks guys

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