Reasons for Slow Startup in Windows® XP
Users may experience slow startup in Windows® XP operating system. The speed is better when Windows® is installed initially but gradually it becomes slow. A point comes where system starts to get stuck or halt and has to be restarted for further use.
- What is slow startup in Windows® XP?
- Possible reasons for slow startup in Windows® XP
- Tips to improve speed
What is slow startup in Windows® XP?
When we install fresh Windows XP it seems to run quite smoothly and the processing power of the system seems to be enhanced. There is no magic in Windows® it is just free of all the extra power consuming software at that time and when you install them, the operating system becomes slower as the processor has to support other software as well as Windows®. Slow startup can also be because of viruses and spam that has bugged the system startup files. All this ultimately affects the speed and startup seems to be slow.
Possible reasons for slow startup in Windows® XP
The first reason might be antivirus software and other applications installed that are enabled by default to be launched when the system starts up. This slows down the processing power. This does not mean that the your PC processor has issues, but this is because applications like messengers, software programs are by default enabled to be launched at the startup so when so many programs including operating system is loading its files, so the system will automatically be slowed down.
You simply need to remove these programs from the startup by disabling them from the mange tab in the computer icon after right clicking it. There will be list of processes that run at startup simply deselect them. The other reason could be the operating system being bugged or there are viruses present that cause the operating system to slow down. Virus damage the startup files so the when the operating system starts they start loading. If you use Internet they might be eating away your data bytes through the spam deployed in the operating system. In this case you need to repair or re-install the operating system. This will cause the whole data to be removed from the system and due to this you need to create some backup of your necessary data. Format the whole hard disk drive if there is a need create new partition. If not then just install fresh Windows® XP on the system.