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For some reason my comp is rlly rlly slow at booting, any reason why?
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Could be your HD, but more likely all the programs and services you have starting up.
Go to Start Menu, then click Run. Type Msconfig, and go to the startup tab. Unclick anything you dont need running when windows first starts. you can also go to run, and type services.msc for a list of services you can stop. But I wouldn't mess with anything in there unless you know what you are doing.
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post #3 of 17
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the only thing that is slowing me down is the booting line( i dont noe how to explain it, but like there a load bar at the bottom of the monitor), that takes forever to load. Any way to set it?
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post #4 of 17
nornton firewall slows everything down

most servicies are that important, theres a faq about which ones are necesarry roung here somewhere

and also you can turn off all the serial ports and what not you arent using in the bios
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also
tell XP how big your cache is
in your registry,
search for secondleveldatacahce
something like that
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I know what you mean, I would try what I previously recommended. You could also Defragment your harddrive to see if that helps. Actually you should defrag it once a month anyways. To defrag, double click "my computer", then right click your Hard drive, select properties. Then click the tools tab.
Then you can defragment.
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post #7 of 17
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does this mean , the larger the cache the slower it boot.. cause am comparing my 1mbL2 cache with my other computer which is a 512kbL2 cache and the 512kb seem to be alot faster at booting.
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post #8 of 17
where are you chengin the cache
but whatever is faster, Id go with that

like I told mine I had a 1024 cache when I had a 256
and It was lots faster and worked fine
weird tho
p4 423 so I dont know if this applies anymor
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post #9 of 17
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how can i do that?
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post #10 of 17
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/34439-...hlight=bootvis

^that could help.
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