Windows® Vista® Startup Programs
Learn about the problems that can arise with the loading of startup programs in a Windows Vista based system.
Startup programs are programs that run automatically when the operating system starts to function. These programs help the system to identify hardware while the Windows operating system starts up. It provides for communication between the hardware and the operating system for its functioning. It examines the registry keys and folders to start operating. This is called booting a program. However, sometimes you many encounter problems if you try to start Windows Vista. One such problem is that malware and spyware present in the system also start running at the time of booting. This can cause severe problems. Your system may slow down. Also, sometimes, the manufacturers load unwanted software programs on your PC. Even though you don’t need them, they also start running when the Windows Vista operating system starts up.
Problems with startup programs in Windows Vista and methods to fix these problems are discussed below:
- Common problems
- Limit the number of startup programs
- Steps to disable programs
If your startup programs contain numerous unwanted software programs, your system will slow down. The manufacturers may install many programs for managing hardware and software. However, you don't need most of them. To overcome this problem, delete the unwanted programs from your startup. You can uninstall all the unwanted programs safely, as the unwanted cluster of programs affect the running of your Windows Vista based system. Also, the CPU takes a long time to run all these programs.
Limit the number of startup programs
The best method to solve computer system slow down due to startup programs is to limit the number of programs in the startup. You know that your startup contains programs for scanning viruses and other programs to manage hardware. In addition to this, you may also create programs. The result is that all these programs are running in the background unnoticed. As a result, the performance of your your Windows Vista based system goes down. To avoid this problem, first determine the programs that you need. Then delete the others.
You can disable the programs that block your startup. Take the start search box from there and type the command 'appwiz.cpl' in it. Then press 'Enter'. Get the 'Programs and features' list. Select the blocking program. Then, click 'Uninstall' or 'Change'. You can also remove these programs by using 'Software Explorer'. For this, click the blocked startup programs. Then, click on the option 'Show or remove blocked startup programs'. Click 'Remove' and finally click on 'Yes' to remove them.