How increase the startup speed of Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Alberto, Feb 29, 2008.

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    Alberto Guest


    I use Vista 32 Ultimate but seems that compare to XP the startup is
    getting slower. (High derfinition graphik that slow the system?)
    Usually I don't know why some applications as firewall (not windows) Pc
    probe II of Asus, the windows sidebar, take a lot of time do be loaded.
    For example Pc Probe II (3 display windows of cpu temperature,cpu fan
    speed,mb temperature) appear 30 sec. after all is loaded.
    Sometime some application is lost; in the tray is not visible but in task
    manager is
    present.It's happen also that windows sidebar is not visible.

    Alberto, Feb 29, 2008
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    skunksmash Guest

    vista tutorals ...expertly provided by BRINK !!!!!! if there is nothing
    in there to help i would look to your H/W

    my sidebar often takes a while to load but on startup vista does have
    far more to do than XP ever did ...personally the sidebar popping up up
    to 2mins after startup is something i can live with
    cos its still far faster than XP overall



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    skunksmash, Feb 29, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Feb 29, 2008
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    Phisherman Guest

    I read (somewhere) that a USB flash drive can be used to speed boot
    times. My Vista boots fast so I havn't tried this.
    Phisherman, Feb 29, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    True if you have less than 2GB.
    Bob, Feb 29, 2008
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    gerryf Guest

    Looking at some of your mentioned programs, I am not surprised it is taking
    longer to load.

    Let's start with PC Probe. PC Probe monitors hardware and in order to do
    so, it needs to access the hardware through a driver. It's not just a simple
    application. I haven't used PC Probe in years, but it probably needs to be
    re-written to be truly Vista compatible since it operates at the driver
    level--yes, it works now, but the driver model is very different in Vista
    and it is probably running in some sort of compatibility mode.

    The Sidebar loads very differently from machine to machine based on the
    gadgets installed. Some simple ones merely check with Windows and report
    information, and thus load quickly. The clock and calendar, for example.
    Some access the Internet and the load times vary depending on several
    things--what info is it bringing (weather, news, etc) depends on the remote
    site it is getting the information from--and also they need to wait for your
    network interfaces to engage.

    Also, do you leave your machine on all the time, or turn it off? BY default,
    Windows runs a thorough defrag every Wednesday at 1 am. This defrag ensures
    that superfetch runs properly--superfetch optimizes your harddrive so that
    the most frequently used files load more quickly. Leaving your machine on
    before going to bed tuesday night for a couple weeks will improve
    performance tangibly (yes, defrag will try to run in the background when
    idle, but depending on your habits, idle may not be enough to thoroughly
    utilize superfetch
    gerryf, Feb 29, 2008
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