How To Get Rid Of Slow Startup Time?

Typically, a computer’s start up time should only take a moment to load the operating system, necessary drivers, services, security software, and any other software or programs that are set to start along with the computer. However, this process can be really slowed down because of any number of issues with your computer. Start up time depends on the processing power of your computer, the level of file fragmentation, the number of programs that are part of the start up process, available free space and memory, and the speed, type and condition of the hard drive.

Slow Startup TimeIf there are a lot of programs that are trying to start along with the operating system, this can significantly slow down the process. It can be nice to have your instant messenger software, media player or web browser all open automatically, but they will make the start up take longer. Consider taking the software down to those on your system tray, antivirus, firewall, anti-spyware, and often-used applications.
If your hard drive is getting full, it tends to slow down as the operating system need free space to load completely. It needs to have a swap or paging file as a secondary storage for the RAM memory. There needs to have enough space for this file, and if it doesn’t, the startup will slow down. You should consider deleting unnecessary files or purchasing more memory. You could also replace your whole hard drive.

File fragmentation will also affect startup time. Fragmentation occurs when files are not stored in a contiguous manner, and the computer slows down as it looks for all of the pieces to put the file all together. You should defragment your computer to fix this issue using a built-in defragmentation software that sorts the files, making them easier for the system to read thus speeding things up.

Your registry file might need a good cleaning which will eliminate system errors and maximize your PC performance. You will need a special registry cleaning software to complete this. They can be found for free online.

Also keep track of your recycle bin. Remember just because you delete something doesn’t mean it isn’t taking up space on your computer. It is simply houses in your recycle bin. To free up the space and memory used, empty your recycle bin on a regular basis.

If you try all of these fixes, and your computer is still slow, the last thing you can try is backing up all of your data and reformatting your computer to rid yourself of any potential malware that is using your free space to store itself and using your memory to run. And you may want to consider starting to save up for a new computer.

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