What are the Things that slow down system bootup
- You don’t have enough free RAM – you should have a minimum of 32 megabytes for Windows 95 and Windows 98, 64 MB for Windows Me, and 128 MB for Windows 2000, and 256 MB for Windows XP. More is better.
- Your hard disk is too slow – try optimizing it using Defrag. If you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to invest in a new, fast, huge hard disk.
- You don’t have enough free disk space for a swapfile – you should have a minimum of 3 megabytes of free disk space for each megabyte of system RAM.
- You have 850 fonts installed. If you can survive without all those fonts, try removing 600-700 of them to see if that makes a difference.
- Your network drivers (LAN, Dial-up Networking) take too long to load – try disabling them to see if it makes a difference.
- Too many programs are being loaded at startup – check your Startup folder and eliminate any unneeded shortcuts.