Slow Boot



Azimi
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
When I installed WXP SP2 on my system its boot became very slow (about 5 min).
If you have any information about this problem please help me.(Pentium II
celeron/128Mb Ram)
Thank You.
--
Ebrahim Azimi

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Azimi wrote:

> When I installed WXP SP2 on my system its boot became very slow (about
> 5 min). If you have any information about this problem please help
> me.(Pentium II celeron/128Mb Ram)
> Thank You.

Your processor is really elderly and slow for Windows XP, but if you are
managing then OK. However, you do not have enough RAM to run Windows XP
well. You should have at least 256MB of RAM, and depending on what you
use the computer for may find 512MB of RAM better. When adding RAM,
make sure you get the correct type for your motherboard.

Here are some links to help you with "slow computer" issues:

http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4)

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

DL
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Possibly a min spec PC?
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx

"Azimi" <telephonesystem@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:E7CDBCF4-2D57-4955-BD00-A26FFC9128E7@microsoft.com...
> When I installed WXP SP2 on my system its boot became very slow (about 5
min).
> If you have any information about this problem please help me.(Pentium II
> celeron/128Mb Ram)
> Thank You.
> --
> Ebrahim Azimi

Azimi
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Thanks for your quick reply and helpful advice.But I think I have to express
that my problem is still remaining.I've already been using WXP with SP1 on my
current PC without any serious problem.my problem started to raise since I
installed SP2 on my PC and from then the system reboots very slowlly and
takes more than 5 minute to load welcomescreen.
It would be appreciate if you kindly let me know how to cope with this
problem.
With Best Regards
--
Ebrahim Azimi


"Malke" wrote:

> Azimi wrote:
>
> > When I installed WXP SP2 on my system its boot became very slow (about
> > 5 min). If you have any information about this problem please help
> > me.(Pentium II celeron/128Mb Ram)
> > Thank You.
>
> Your processor is really elderly and slow for Windows XP, but if you are
> managing then OK. However, you do not have enough RAM to run Windows XP
> well. You should have at least 256MB of RAM, and depending on what you
> use the computer for may find 512MB of RAM better. When adding RAM,
> make sure you get the correct type for your motherboard.
>
> Here are some links to help you with "slow computer" issues:
>
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
> http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4)
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

Lawrence A. Wong
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
SP2 has a lot of additions and changes to WinXP since SP1. Things like the
Security Center and the new Firewall usually won't put much more demand on a
computer, but with memory as low as 128, it will make a significant
performance reduction.

If you still insist on running your computer with Windows XP here are a few
tips on how to get it running faster:

1) Go to your control Panel > Performance & Maintainence > Adjust visual
effects. Set this to "best Perfomance" Yes windows won't look as nice, but
you will notice a significant in improvement.

2) Visit www.tweakxp.com and look under the System Performance tweaks. I
must warn you, many of these tweaks involve editing the registry and should
only be attempted if you know exactly how to execute the tweak. Messing up
the registry can render your operating system useless.

3) It may be a good idea to upgrade your memory.128 is the absolute bare
minimum required to run Windows XP w/ SP2. memory isn't expensive.
Especially if you were to upgrade from 128 to 256. You are looking at around
$40 for another stick of 128 MB. Look around. you may find it cheaper.

Last but not least, you mentioned you had a Pentium II Celeron. A Pentium
and a Celeron are two different types of processors. Having a Celeron would
be worse than having a Pentium. If you are runninng a Celeron, you may want
to consider upgrading to at least a Pentium II or higher. The older celerons
are extremely unstable when pushed to their limits. And a Celeron with 128
MB of RAM may be stressing your processor.
--
Regards,

Lawrence Wong
"Azimi" <telephonesystem@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:CAB88545-3510-4D1B-9DF4-A8DF98E0A45E@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your quick reply and helpful advice.But I think I have to
> express
> that my problem is still remaining.I've already been using WXP with SP1 on
> my
> current PC without any serious problem.my problem started to raise since I
> installed SP2 on my PC and from then the system reboots very slowlly and
> takes more than 5 minute to load welcomescreen.
> It would be appreciate if you kindly let me know how to cope with this
> problem.
> With Best Regards
> --
> Ebrahim Azimi
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>> Azimi wrote:
>>
>> > When I installed WXP SP2 on my system its boot became very slow (about
>> > 5 min). If you have any information about this problem please help
>> > me.(Pentium II celeron/128Mb Ram)
>> > Thank You.
>>
>> Your processor is really elderly and slow for Windows XP, but if you are
>> managing then OK. However, you do not have enough RAM to run Windows XP
>> well. You should have at least 256MB of RAM, and depending on what you
>> use the computer for may find 512MB of RAM better. When adding RAM,
>> make sure you get the correct type for your motherboard.
>>
>> Here are some links to help you with "slow computer" issues:
>>
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
>> http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4)
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>


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