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Why does loading Windows XP take a while?

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The question that I have been having is "why does loading Window XP take a while?" I have taken some steps to research and understand why it is taking a bit of time to load Windows, but I tried all the steps that was researched, but the loading is just as slow. I am out of ideas; I am just worried because compared to my DELL, this computer takes a longer time in loading Windows. With the DELL, loading Windows only take about 8 bar strokes and with the faster rig, it takes at least 17 bar strokes to load. Everything after that, the other rig is pretty fast in entering to the desktop compared to the DELL by about 1-2 seconds. By the way, the DELL is running way more applications than the other rig, as well. This is why I am worried? Are there any other things I should check or try to see if the loading of Windows XP become a bit faster? I have viewed the Start Up manager, and taken away almost everything not useful and takes a bit of time loading. That did not make a difference though.
post #2 of 19
You could try Microsoft Bootvis or TuneXP has a thing that claims to speed up booting. The best solution might be to reinstall if its an old installation.

Also check this thread...just to make sure its not set differently http://www.overclock.net/windows/214...light=msconfig
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It's the driver/hardware compatibility. Hardware that works on your system doesn't mean it's fully compatible.
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^ Could some hardware update fix that?


It's a freshly installed Windows XP Professional.
Interesting, I'll try that thing too after I defragment the hard drive, PiratesRule.
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^ Could some hardware update fix that?

Interesting, I'll try that thing too after I defragment the hard drive, PiratesRule.
Look for updated drivers for everything...that could help if everything is out of date.
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Does booting into Safe Mode take a long time as well?
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Will do PiratesRule.
I am not sure DuckieHo, I will try after defragmentation. No it is not set indifferently. =O
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Could I just get a quick link to the bootvis or the other thing? And there are no new updates for any of my devices since they are all onboard..
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=664
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