Windows® XP Start up Problems
Having problems during startup of your Windows® XP system? Find out how to resolve the issues
Windows® XP is an excellent operating system. Its popularity even after years of launch is indicative of how good the OS actually is. Windows® XP is light and is perfect for office use as office systems do not require extensive graphic interface, rather smooth getting work done faster. However, many issues can arise within the operating system. These issues do not arise due to the faults within the OS but lack of maintenance from the user’s side. More users complain about startup problems than anything else. These include very slow system startup, errors during startup, continuous and repeated restarts, system freeze with startup etc.
Following details give users more information and tips to solve issues in Windows® XP startup
- Installation of antivirus
- Registry cleaning
- Reducing number of programs at startup
- Freeing up disk space & checking drivers
Installation of antivirus
Most of the problems caused during Windows® XP due to the existence of malwares in the system. Malwares start running automatically when the system starts up and cause errors that affect the performance. Installation of good antivirus program ensures that all malwares are removed and that the system can startup smoothly.
Sometimes registry of Windows® XP can get clogged with a large number of registry entries. These may be unused entries of uninstalled programs that remain in the registry. This can cause problems during startup. Use of registry cleaning software is recommended to remove startup issues.
If Windows® XP is loaded with a large number of programs; it is very likely that all of these programs start up when the system is being started. This consumes a lot of system resources and causes startup issues. Programs that startup automatically must be kept at a minimum number so that start up issues do not occur.
Windows® XP requires some disk space during startup. The hard disk is almost filled up so that the system might freeze at startup itself. It is recommended that users free up some disk space if they experience startup problems. Driver conflicts can also cause startup issues. Drivers should be checked for compatibility to ensure they are working well with the OS.