Speeding Up Windows® XP® Startup
Get to know more about speeding up Windows XP startup of your system
Windows XP is light on system resources and also very simple to use. Windows XP can be also installed with very large numbers of applications that would enhance the functioning of the operating system. All computers tend to slow down over time. The slowdown of a system includes slow startup issue. Slow startup means that system takes a very long time and in most cases, the problem might result in system freezing during startup. There are many reasons as to why your computer operating on Windows XP has slowed down. This includes too many services starting up with the operating system, malware infections within the system, problems with some of the system files, issues within registry, hard disk of the system containing too much data and so on. Your computer operating on Windows XP can be speeded up easily and speeding up startup ensures that the system is ready for work in a matter of minutes.
The following provides users more information regarding tips to speed up Windows XP startup:
- Disk Clean Up
- Disable Unwanted Applications/Services
- Remove Malware
Disk Clean Up
For every small activity on your system, temporary files are created. Temporary files tend to increase to great numbers over time and they might occupy a lot of space on the hard disk of the system. All Windows XP users wanting to speed up the operating system are recommended to clean up the system using the default system cleaning tool which ensures there is enough space on hard disk to startup the system quickly.
Disable Unwanted Application/Services
There are a very large numbers of applications that can be installed on Windows XP and majority of these are designed to startup along with the operating system. If there are too many applications/ services starting up with the operating system, they might consume all of the system memory and slowdown startup. Windows XP users are suggested to disable unwanted services as well as applications to speed up the startup process.
Malware infections can cause many issues on a system. These include system startup slowdown problem. Malware inflict such problems by infecting essential system files and modifying them. Such problems can be easily resolved by removing the malware infections from the system using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.