No more Slow Boot Up... Guide to a fast startup!

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Suffering from a slow boot up in your new or old computer? Don't worry most people's computer take forever to startup. However, the way you go about repair this problem can cost you very little or a whole lot. Most people quickly start looking for affordable hardware solution such as faster hard drives, more RAM, or even a new processor. However, if you have hundreds of dollars of spare cash laying around be my guest. However, you can perform a few tweaks and maybe invest in a registry cleaner to get you up in running as quickly as possible.

No, if your computer slow boot up is in response to error located in your registry you will have to individually search them out or using a registry cleaner. Your registry is your computer's largest filing system. During startup your computer must search through the thousand of registry files. If you have errors, it may check and attempt to repair the problem during startup. This creates a delay and adds immensely to your slow boot up problem. Check out the link below if you are receiving errors during the startup process or get a registry cleaner to do the work for you. The page will give you tips on both. Stop slow boot up problems by organizing and repairing the registry.


When your computer has slow boot, it may have nothing to do with Windows at all. There is a Basic Input/Output System known as the BIOS. The BIOS runs at the startup sequence where it configures devices and then boots the operating system. However, if the configuration is messy and has some obscure commands, this will cause a slow boot up. Depending on your mother board manufacturer, you may have the access the BIOS differently. 
1. Turn on your computer, and hold down delete.
2. In the BIOS window, look for the Boot Menu option.
3. Choose the QUICK BOOT to turn off memory test
.4. Make sure the hard drive comes first in the BOOT ORDER.
5. Turn off any logo displays.
6. Restart
Tweak your BIOS to stop slow boot up

This is an example of a BIOS that will cause a very slow boot up. Follow the advice above to streamline your BIOS to load your configuration a quick as possible.

Disable ON BOARD sound and GRAPHICS
Only do this if you have an third party sound and graphic card already installed.

1. In the BIOS menu, select Onboard Device or Integrated peripherals.
2. Disable the onboard chips and turn off unused network adaters.
3. Restart

BOOT MENU Default Settings

If you are using XP or Vista, you have a this. You can access the boot menu by loading your MSCONFIG. During the boot up your computer issues a time out to find new hardware and software. You can short this time to boost your startup speed.
1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type msconfig
4. In the system configuration utility,click either BOOT tab.
5.In the boot menu, change the default setting for Time Out from 30 to 5 seconds.
stop slow boot up problems by tweaking your boot menu

Eliminate Boot Up Passwords.

Having a password lock computer can add to your slow boot up. The operating system must completely halt the boot up to allow you to type in your text based password. Eliminating this boot password option will give you a welcome speed boost. 

1. Click the Start button.
2. In the Start Search bar, type control userpasswords23. Load theUser Accounts window
4. Uncheck User must enter user name passwords...
5. Click Apply
No startup password will stop slow boot up problems

Kill Resources HOGS.

The Windows Defender options allow you to easily cut down on unnecessary programs that are loading on your PC. You can also use the Disk Cleanup options to before this task.

1.Click Start button and load the Control Panel
2. Under the Control Panel menu, click 
3. Under the Windows Defender heading choose View currently running programs
4. Choose Startup Programs from the Category option
5. Remove Programs that you feel unnecessary for startup

stop slow boot with windows defender

Advanced Registry Tweaks

Once you have streamlined your startup program process, you should turn your attention to your computer's registry. Windows Registry needs to operate efficiently. If it is not organized and cleaned regularly, it will cause slow startup and shutdown problems. In addition, it will slow your computer performance down considerably. This occurs because you computer needs to search the registry constantly for software entries to know how to configure them for loading. Any error will cause you to ask why my computer is slow opening.

Advance registry tweaks can stop slow boot up problems. But they are very dangerous. By stopping the index service from hunting files you get an added boost by shorting file names. However, only do this if you are always actively searching for files. 

1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3.Type regedit
4. Find this registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlFileSystem
5. Set the NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1 to eliminate the extra creation of short version for DOS names.

This tweak gives you an added speed boost by preventing your computer from making DOS style shorten version of the file names. This leaves less data in your registry. However, this may cause slowdown during searches.

Improve Your Hard Drive
Switch FAT to NTFS-- You can increase your hard drive speed by switching FAT to NTFS. The NTFS configurations provides increased security, file–by–file compression, quotas, and even encryption. The default setting for XP may be set to FAT which is slower system. However if you have already converted to the NTFS16 to NTFS32
How To:
1. Click Start
2.Click Run
3. Type cmd press Enter.
4. At the command prompt
Type convert X:/FS:NTFS(X is your hard drive letter)
5. Hit Enter

Stop Slow boot up problems by changing the hard drive seetings

Disable the Indexing Service for faster booting-- The indexing service scans your hard drive and indexes files to help speed up searching. It runs silently in the background using up RAM, free space and CPU access time. It is generally thought to be unnecessary by most.
How to disable this indexing service
1. Click on Start
2. Click Run
3. Type services.msc
4. Select Indexing Service and Double click on it.
Select Manual under Startup Type.
5. Click Stop
6. Click OK