Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-23-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
In Runtime
 
lhamil64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 398
Default VERY slow login on windows xp home

We have a Dell Desktop and it is a few years old. For some reason when we click a name on the welcome screen, it shows the desktop background for like 15 minutes (haven't timed it). Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything nor does the start key do anything. We think its because of a slow bootup process, but we're not sure which one in msconfig. Please help.
__________________

__________________
--Lee
Website/Blog: http://lhamil64.wordpress.com
lhamil64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: VERY slow login on windows xp home

start by unticking all the useless crap you dont need. like quicktime player and stuff, and go from there
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Juice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,946
Send a message via AIM to Juice Send a message via MSN to Juice
Default Re: VERY slow login on windows xp home

Since it is a few years old, it should be pretty slow anyway. Probably time for a good reformat + some upgrading.
__________________
Juice
P4 2.4GHz, 1.5Gb, 40Gb.
PowerBook G4 867MHz, 1Gb, 60Gb.
Juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 11:00 AM   #4
In Runtime
 
lhamil64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 398
Default Re: VERY slow login on windows xp home

Well its not really slow, it has 512 mb of ram that came with it. We are somewhat thinking of a reformat, but that would mean buying new XP disks (unless we wanted to use that "I formatted my pc and need a new key" excuse lol)
__________________
--Lee
Website/Blog: http://lhamil64.wordpress.com
lhamil64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 11:06 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
cavemangrinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,540
Default Re: VERY slow login on windows xp home

You should clean out the registry. Maybe that will fix your problem. Or you can "Set it and forget it", and just reformat it.
cavemangrinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: VERY slow login on windows xp home

Dude_se was right when he said uncheck all the unnecessary things in startup, only run your bare minimum on boot like AV/FIREWALL, turn off automatic updates as well and do them manually if you don't mind do it, give your computer a disk clean up/defrag as well to remove all those temporary INTERNET files and cookies that clutter up your system.
__________________

__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0