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Unread 18-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

Hi, would anyone know how I could get my laptop to start up quicker than the 5 minutes or so it takes at the moment, it has not always been like it, I have load of free space on hard drive.
Could anbyone help please?
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Unread 18-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

hmm, we need a bit more info, how old is the laptop? did u reinstall windows after u bought it? what laptop is it? (manufacturer and model)
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Re: Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

Did this delay in staring up windows started recently or was it there from beginning ? Did this delay started happening after you installed any new hardware/software ? Also provide the specification/model of your laptop as already asked.
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Re: Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

Apparently the most general reason for slow star-ups is the jamming up of the applications, that queue up in startup.

Run 'msconfig' --> startup Tab --> and now uncheck the application which you dont use.

its a good practise to only allow your antivirus and some "really important" applications in your start up..

...Anyways more information on your laptop would be more beneficial and would yield better help form us
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Re: Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

^^ about 90% possiblity is given by X-caliber.. One more possibility can be mess up in Registery.. So try to clean registery using CCleaner. It is free to download..
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Re: Why is my laptop running so slow at startup?

a registry cleanup is recommended, and also give us the laptop model plz
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