It is frustrating to have a slow computer mainly because it is a hassle to internet surfing and other tasks. A defective or corrupt registry is one of the main culprits of Windows slow startup. Over the course of years, a brand new computers performance and speed changes due to the combination of man-made mistakes and the normal wear and tear brought about by age.
The Windows registry becomes corrupted or faulty because the programs that you once installed can be uninstalled, moved, altered or deleted, and either of these processes can leave fragments of information that can obstruct with other primary system functions and commands.
It is normal for a computer to start up within 5 minutes but longer than that means there is a problem within the system especially when this happens frequently.
** Here are some practical solutions that can help improve your Windows slow startup:
– Disable the applications that are on automatic start-up
Disabling the applications in your computer that are on auto start-up can help improve the Windows slow startup problem that you currently have. This can be done via Task Manager on your Start menu.
The applications on auto start-up simultaneously start with your computer and it can cause start-up time to take longer particularly if you have enabled several applications. If you cant afford to disable all of those applications, try to keep it at a minimum to prevent or at least improve Windows slow startup.
– Uninstall unused/idle programs in your hard drive
When you uninstall unused/idle programs, select only those that you are familiar with particularly downloaded programs from the internet. Leave programs that are unfamiliar since those could be vital to your computers processes. You may use the Control Panel for uninstalling unwanted programs.
– Defrag your hard disk
Defragmenting your hard disk can help improve the sluggishness of your Windows startup since the files can become fragmented and scattered throughout your partitions as time goes. Fragmented files take time to load since your hard disk needs to locate and put together all of the scattered components.
Defrag your hard disk once a week to help your system achieve its optimum performance from start-up to shut-down.
– Run your anti-virus and anti-spyware on a real-time basis
Running anti-virus and anti-spyware on a regular and real-time basis helps protect your computer from malicious invasions while online. These elements do nothing but harm your system without you knowing it.
If you have tried these utilities and youre still not satisfied, you may want to try a registry repair program which may benefit your computer. Look for one that covers a wide range of errors and can work on various Windows versions, covers a wide-range of error-correcting capabilities, and it should provide maintenance and back-up facilities.