windows xp loading slow ?

ok so my sisters laptop crashed its a "dell inspiron 600m" so i re installed windows xp onto it. now it works perfectly fine except for the fact that when ever you power it on it takes about 20 min for windows to load up. i have already reinstalled windows on to it 3 times and the problem is still there i have also upgraded the memory from 512mb too 1gb in hopes that it would fix it. but it did not. what could be causing this problem?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Below can help you speed up your pc:

    1. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools – run Disk Cleanup

    2. Temporarily close Quick Launch:

    Right-click on the Taskbar, click Toolbars, deselect Quick Launch

    3. Open My Computer

    Right-click on C:

    Click Properties

    Click Tools, select Error Check (check all and fix), when finished click defrag & run.

    4. Click Start, Run ipconfig -renew (type ipconfig space renew)

    5. Restart. Right-click on Taskbar, click Toolbars, select Quick Launch to restore

    All these things should be done regularly. The more frequently they are run, the less time they take.

    -Note: Games and videos are mostly graphics. Graphics create large files. If these suggestions don't help, you might need more memory.

    Last, if you haven't cleaned your registry in a while. This is necessary. Your registry holds all the information regarding updates, installs, un-installs etc. Each one of those events produces a key. That key needs your PC's resources and free space. So, if you clean your registry, you make more resources available for speed. Does a registry scan if you got more than 20 errors you should clean it.

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