With time it can sometimes be seen that the computer that has stood the fast paced lifestyle of yours seems to get a tad slower than what it used to be. This can be due to variety of reasons like viruses, too many programs, cluttered hard disk, and too many starts up programs and so on. There are ways in which each of these problems can be solved. In this article we would discuss disabling the unnecessary start up items to better the PC boot time.
Startup programs are the set of programs that are run every time the machine gets booted up after a shut down. When these startup programs are disabled, it can effectively speed up the computer boot time. It may sometimes be possible that there occurs some difficulty in finding the startup folder. In Windows XP, the Startup folder can be found from the Start menu. A quick tutorial can help you to find the startup folder. Once you get the folder, you can get into it and open the list of startup programs to enable or disable programs according to your choice. But be cautious that you do not delete the required programs.
Windows XP Help instructions for Startup folder
The following Windows XP help instructions can help you to get the Startup folder sorted out according to your requirements thus speeding up the PC at boot time.
- From the lower left corner of your screen, click on the Button called “Start”.
- Next navigate to “Run” and click on it. In the command line dialog box type in “Msconfig”. This prompts the “System Configuration Utility” to open up in Windows XP.
- From the system configuration window, click on the tab named “Startup”.
- This would display a list of all the startup programs present in your computer on the left hand side of the list for “Startup”. From the list uncheck the programs to disable them and check on the ones to enable them according to the requirement you posses. Be informed about the enabling and disabling of the programs so that you do not disable anything that is required for proper startup.
- To accept and save these changes, click on “OK” then restart your computer.
These Windows XP help instructions can help you to sort the Startup folder, the made changes can be felt in the subsequent startup.