Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is Windows taking long time to start-up? Here is what you can try!

My computer used to take a lot of time to boot and used to get stuck for more than a minute prior to the logon screen which showed “Preparing Network Connections”.

After much research, I think I got a resolution. Here it is:-

a) Install BootVis
BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times

BootVis is a performance trace visualization utility that you can use with Windows XP systems. Customer research shows a frequently requested feature that users want from their PCs is fast system startup, whether from cold boot or when resuming from standby or hibernation.

The Windows development team at Microsoft has taken bold steps in making fast startup PCs a reality with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

Here are some key features of "BootVis":

· Boot to a useable state in a total of 30 seconds
· Resume from Hibernate (S4) in a total of 20 seconds
· Resume from Standby (S3) in a total of 5 seconds

This tool is great for slow PC.

a) Also, if you are not using wireless network connections, right click on it go to properties and uncheck every listed item there. Thereafter, disable wireless network connection from services and then right click on my computer, go to manage, device manager and navigate to Network adapter. Then right click on the available “Wireless adapter” and disable here. This will also stop the wireless icon from appearing in the system bar. Note that the loading of the icon also contributes to boot-up time.

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