posted by Mike Tucker
There is nothing more agonizing then waiting for your computer to boot. I used to be able to make a whole pot of coffee while I waited for my PC. If you are having this problem and want to make your computer bootup faster here’s a few things you can try.
This will vary between operating systems and software but will give you a general idea of where to start. First of all you want to go into your bios and find a setting that enables quick boot. On most PCs you can hit the delete key while you’re computer is booting to get into your bios.
Next, you want to open up your anti virus program and find the options, make sure your anti virus is not scanning every time your computer boots. Some default settings are set to scan every time you restart. This can take forever sometimes if you have a lot of software on your hard drive. So make sure this option is not checked.
After that you want to remove programs from your start up that you don’t absolutely need. Windows XP made that difficult. The less programs your computer needs to load when starting up, the faster it will boot. You will also want to do a general cleaning and remove any programs you do not use anymore from your hard drive.
The biggest cause of a slow loading computer is a corrupted or damaged registry. Your computer needs to reference the registry files every time it starts up or loads any programs. If your files are corrupted, or you have a lot of orphaned registry entries, this may be your problem. You’re registry becomes corrupted from improper shutdowns, failed uninstall programs, viruses, spyware, or improper setting changes to your PC.
To clean and repair your registry, you will need a third party program to do this. Since Windows does not come with anything built in. Plus most of the software for this will have a built-in option to uninstall programs from your startup with a click of the mouse. For those of you running Windows XP, this will solve your problem.
A good Registry repair program is a must-have for any PC these days. Without proper maintenance, your computer will become sluggish, freeze, crash, and you may get a blue screen of death. The first time you run a scan, you will be amazed at all the errors that have built up on you. However, once you’re files are repaired and optimized you should be very happy with your computers performance. It should run like it did the day you bought it.