system boots up slowly
brand:Acer,category:PC Desktop,operating system:Windows 7
Brand:AVG Anti Virus,Category:Operating System
asked on 10th Jan 2012 | 1 Answers | Answer It!
A lot of factors cause your system to be slow while it starts up but if it takes that long, it could be due to issues like virus corruption, errors on the hard drive etc. or due to something as trivial as inadequate memory (RAM) or multiple programs running in the background.
Follow these steps:
1. Run a full scan using a reliable security software in Safe Mode. Tap the ‘F8’ key while the system starts up to enter Safe Mode.
2. Check for errors on the hard drive.
a. Click Start and click Computer.
b. Right-click the hard disk drive (the primary partition), and then click Properties.
c. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check now.
d. To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select ‘Automatically fix file system errors’. Otherwise, the disk check utility will simply report problems but not fix them.
e. To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
f. To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
g. Click Start.
3. Remove temporary files and run Disk Cleanup.
a. In the Start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. Disk Cleanup will automatically begin to scan your disk for files you can delete.
b. If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.
c. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select all the check boxes.
d. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then, to confirm the operation, click Delete files. Disk Cleanup then removes all unnecessary files from your computer.
4. Run Disk Defragmenter.
a. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
b. Select the drive you want to defragment, and then click Analyze disk. Disk Defragmenter will evaluate your disk and then make a recommendation as to whether a disk requires defragmentation.
c. If disk defragmentation is recommended, click Defragment disk to clean up your computer. The Disk Defragmenter reorganizes files by placing them together and sorting them by program and size.
5. Uninstall programs that you do not use and minimize programs that start up automatically.
a. Type ‘msconfig’ in Start-Run or Start-Search and press Enter.
b. Go to the Startup tab.
c. Uncheck the programs that you are sure you do not need to run at startup.
d. Click OK and restart the system.
6. Install some more RAM.
Hope it helps.
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