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Why is your laptop so slow to start up?

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Do a Defrag. Go to START, PROGRAMS, ASSESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, then do a system cleanup, then defrag.

Clean up any unused programs on your PC. Go to Control Panel, ADD/Remove Programs and remove anything (kid games, etc) you know you don't use for sure. If you're not sure, don't do it.

Kim Komando has some good info at her site www.komando.com and there is a good software package (not expensive) that I bought at Costco called SYSTEM MECHANIC that will do system diagnostics. They probably even have a download for sale on the net. Or at Amazon.

Another thought is just to go to Google and type in your laptop brand and "slow boot up" or "slow start up". I have found lots of nerd discussion boards with useful info this way. Good ideas from others who have had similar challenges on a multitude of problems. MSN has discussion boards on computer problems, for example. As does Microsoft. Click on Tools, Windows Update, and do your updates, then surf around the site for troubleshooting info. If all else fails, go to Data Doctors or another Computer Geek fix it shop and they will usually take care of it.

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1. Run a security scan for your laptop. Don't be lazy and think you can deal with the infection files later. If you frequently visit various website and download files often, your laptop will have high risk to be infected. It is really necessary for you to have an anti-virus software to protect the laptop computer. This is the most important step to speed up laptop.

2. Remove hidden junk files on your laptop to speed up your laptop. How long haven't you clean up the junk files? Too many junk files on the system will slow down the laptop speed by occupying the system resource. To delete those hidden junk files, please: Open "My Computer"--"Program files" and then choose the programs you never use or want deleted then just delete the folder.

3. To speed up your laptop computer, you also can disable some unneeded services and programs on the laptop startup. To do this please: Click Start--Run--type in msconfig--under the services tab you can disable the unwanted services. In addition, under the "Startup" tab, you can choose and disable some of them in order to speed up laptop boost speed.

4. Scan and fix Windows registry on your slow speed laptop. Perhaps you will ask that why you can speed up your laptop by cleaning registry errors. Registry stores all of the configuration settings in the system like a brain to human. Any incorrect registry settings, corrupted registry will make your laptop run unstable. If you leave the corrupted or malicious registry entries there and continue to run the damaged system, this potential risk will not only slow your computer down but also crash your system. If you never repair registry errors on your laptop, you can try this method to speed up your laptop.

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