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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Slow Start-up...Optimize..PC... series contd.


Slow Start-up When Using Norton Internet Security 2002
If you are using Norton Internet Security 2002, and are experiencing slow start-up of
XP, (i.e. you can see the desktop with icons etc. but it takes 30-60sec before you can
start using the computer), this fix might help:
·   Click on Start button.
·   Select Control Panel.
·   Open "Network Connections".
·         Under "LAN and High-Speed Internet", right-click on your "Local Area Connection" and select "Properties".
·         Under "General" tab, select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and select "Properties".
·         Select "Use the following IP address:".
·         Under "IP address" enter following :
·         Under "Subnet Mask:" enter following :
·         Click "Ok".

Correcting System Hang at Startup

If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start
button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:
 Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'.
 . Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service.
  .Disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

Disable XP Boot Logo

It is possible to disable the XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process. Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that might come up (chkdsk, convert ... ), but if your system runs without any problems then it should not matter.
·   Edit boot.ini.
·   Add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect".
·   Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.

Slow Network Access Not Always Due to Scheduled Tasks Check

If you have very slow access to your network computers through "My Network Places" and have already deleted the Registry entry calling for a check of Scheduled Tasks on the other network computers (documented elsewhere on this site) AND you have multiple network adaptors (i.e. a cable or DSL connection through one NIC and an internal network using a second NIC) check the following:
·   Right-click on "My Network Places", go to Properties.
·   Right-click on the NIC that your cable/DSL connects to, and choose Properties.
·   Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click on Properties.
·   Click on "Advanced", go to "WINS" tab, and chose Disable NetBios over TCP/IP.
·   When you are back at your Network Connections page, right-click on the Broadband selection.
.Choose "Properties", click on the Networking tab.
. Again, choose TCP/IP, Properties, Advanced, WINS, and select "disable NetBios over
·   TCP/IP".
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