Archive for October 30, 2010
Computers are tools that are meant to work as quickly and efficiently as possible, so when your boot performance slows down, it can be immensely frustrating. There are a number of factors that can slow down your boot performance over time, but this article will illustrate a few easy ways to speed it up with minimal trouble. First, check the amount of hard drive and memory space on your computer. If your computer is low on either, it might be time to jettison some files altogether, or save them on an external device to free up space. Alternatively, upgrading your memory in particular can have an incredibly positive effect on speeding up boot performance. If you have a free space for new memory cards, this might be a great and inexpensive way to improve your system.
Next, use the msconfig command after your computer has booted up completely, and examine how many programs are set to come on at startup. Boot performance can be dragged down terribly by turning on extraneous programs, so strip this list down to only the programs that you use on a daily basis. You can turn the other programs on later, as you find you need them. Many people are surprised at just how much their boot performance improves by performing this simple, quick, and free task on their PC.
Another easy thing you can do in order to improve your boot performance is to go into the BIOS settings of your computer, and set your computer to boot directly from the hard drive instead of from your CD or DVD drive. This method will speed up your boot performance by a few seconds, and is a good option for many computer end users. Indeed, you might be surprised at how much improved your boot performance will be when you finish employing these tips!