How to resolve slow startup problem in Windows® XP®
Is your computer operating on Windows XP starting up very slow? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows XP is one of the most popular Operating Systems in the world. It is widely used by all kinds of users including extreme users as the OS is extremely light on system resources. With Windows XP, users would be able to install any application on the system and multitask without any problems. As Windows XP is light, the OS would take very little time to startup and be ready for use. But, some Windows XP users might face the slow startup issue on their systems. The slow startup issue means that system would take very long time to start up and be ready for use. Even after Windows has loaded, the OS still would need time to be ready and operational. The symptoms of this problem include very slow page transfer from boot screen to desktop, system taking too much time to startup even after entering the password etc. Such slow startup problems are usually caused by malware within the system, unwanted applications starting up with the system, damage to some of the system files, registry issues etc.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about tips to fix slow startup issue in Windows XP:
- Remove malware
- Repair OS
- Remove unnecessary applications
The slow startup of Windows XP might be because of malware within the system. Malware tend to startup with the Operating System on an infected computer and cause slow down of the system. The slow startup problem caused by malware can be fixed by removing the malware on the system using an updated antivirus program or a malware removal tool.
Your computer operating on Windows XP might be starting up slowly because of problems with some of the system files on the OS. If the system files got damaged or modified in anyway, the problem would come up. Such issues can be resolved by repairing the OS, using the default OS repair tool and if the problem seems to have come up recently, then users can also trying restoring the OS using System Restore feature in Windows XP to a trouble free time to get rid of the issue.
Your Windows XP might be starting up slow because of unwanted applications starting up with the Windows OS. If users have installed very large numbers of applications, it is likely that all of them are starting up and consuming system resources slowing down the startup process. Such problems can be resolved by removing any unnecessary applications and also disabling all programs except the essential one using the System Configuration Utility (can be accessed by typing “msconfig” in run window).