windows xp start up

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  1. avenue

    avenue New Member

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    hey guys can anyone help me i have a personal pc in which i have installed quiet a lot of softwares the problem is that the windows xp takes too much time to start up that is though all the windows loads including the desktop but still the light on the cpu still blinks for about a min then it works normal i have cleared almost all the items from taskbar through msconfig and have just avast and networking icon on it, i dont have any spywares or viruses on my pc.
    pls help
  2. Pathik

    Pathik Google Bot

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    run msconfig and remove all the unwanted items from startup...
  3. Arsenal_Gunners

    Arsenal_Gunners New Member

    May 3, 2005
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    Also use Ccleaner to clean all unwanted trash(learned this from anand:D)
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    anandk Distinguished Member

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  6. karnivore

    karnivore in your face..

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    Wit's End
    in addition to ccleaner u can use atf-cleaner and any registry optimizer
  7. thinkdigitreader

    thinkdigitreader New Member

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    Increasing System Performance

    If you have 512 megs or more of memory, you can increase system performance
    by having the core system kept in memory.

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive
    Set the value to be 1
    Reboot the computer

    Also u can use Hibernate option
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2007
  8. vinaypatel

    vinaypatel New Member

    Oct 30, 2004
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    short tip to remove windows messenger from WinXP one forever (if don't use it)...
    Go to Run box and type next:
    runDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    Good Luck !

    2) XP without errors
    Right mouse click on MyComputer choose Properties
    In System Properties click on Advenced
    In Advenced click on Error Reporting
    Check "Disable error reporting"
    Leave unchecked field "But notify me when critical errors occur"

    3)How to Rename the Recycle Bin

    To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, open Regedit and go to:
    and change the name "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want (don't type any quotes).

    4) We all having a big problem that WinXP take so long time to shutting down here is a tip for it to shutting down WinXP faster
    When a user shuts down Windows XP, first the system has to kill all services currently running. Every once in a while the service does not shut down instantly and windows gives it a change to shut down on its own before it kills it. This amount of time that windows waits is stored in the system registry. If you modify this setting, then windows will kill the service earlier. To modify the setting, follow the directions below:
    Click on Start, and then goto run, type REGEDIT
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
    Click on the "Control" Folder.
    Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
    Right click on it and select Modify.
    Set it a value lower than 2000 (Mine is set to 200).

    5) You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password.

    Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control userpasswords2', which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use.

    6) Hide 'User Accounts' from users

    Go to Start/Run, and type:
    Open the path
    User Config > Admin Templates > Control Panel
    doubleclick "Hide specified Control Panel applets"
    put a dot in 'enabled', then click 'Show"
    click Add button,
    type "nusrmgt.cpl" into the add box


    1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
    2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
    3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
    4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
    5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
    6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
    7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
    8)Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
    9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
    10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (connecting to databases)
    11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
    12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
    13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).
    14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
    15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).
    16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
    17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe
    18)Volume Contro = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
    19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini &Win.ini just like in Win98).
    20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications).
    21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
    22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
    23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).
    24) System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup programs)
    25) gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions
    26) control userpasswords2 Excellent for adding user accounts, deleting passwords etc.
    27) SFC.exe /scannow System file Checker : Verifies that windows protected files are correct

    Create Your Own Logon Message

    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    In the Registry Editor, drill down to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Right-click LegalNoticeCaption, click Modify, type My Windows XP Machine, and then click OK.
    Right-click LegalNoticeText, click Modify, and then type your message.
    Close the editor and your new message will appear at every log on.
    This tip applies to computers that are part of a domain. For stand-alone or peer-to-peer networks, the custom screen appears just before the Welcome screen.
    You may need to have an administrator account on your computer to make changes to the registry. Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. At the very least, you should back up any valued data on the computer before making changes to the registry.

    Create your own popup menu in the taskbar

    You can create your own popup window other than START MENU in the taskbar.
    Put all the shortcuts to the applications that you want to popup in a folder.
    Then you right click on taskbar ->toolbars ->new toolbar -> and select the folder

    Disable balloon tips
    Run regedit and Navigate to Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Explorer\Advanced
    then set the value of 'EnableBalloonTips' to 0.

    SP2 Tweaks

    Disable the SP antivirus and firewall functions

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center]
    ; don't monitor firewall and antivirus

    SP2 enables Auto Updates by default. This is good for you, but some folks disagree, so here is how to turn it off:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
    ;disable Auto Update
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center]

    How to turn off the SP2 firewall :
    ; turn off firewall policy for domain profile

    This is a very cool trick for those of us who are into customizing everything...

    This works well in Windows 2000
    First, create your HTML file and place it in whatever folder is easiest for you to remember.
    ( I have a folder on my D drive called Desktop Toolbars. )
    Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs
    Create a new String Value with an easy to remember name.
    Ex: TopToolbar
    In the data for the new string value you've created, put the COMPLETE address for the HTML page you want to display in a toolbar.
    Like this: D:\Desktop_Toolbars\TopBar.html
    To show your new toolbar, right-click on your taskbar and choose "Toolbars" > New Toolbar.
    In the box labeled Folder:, type about: with the name of the string value you created that represents the HTML file you wanna see in your toolbar.
    Like this:
    will display your D:\Desktop_Toolbars\TopBar.html in your taskbar.

    Run Commands

    compmgmt.msc - Computer management
    devmgmt.msc - Device manager
    diskmgmt.msc - Disk management
    dfrg.msc - Disk defrag
    eventvwr.msc - Event viewer
    fsmgmt.msc - Shared folders
    gpedit.msc - Group policies
    lusrmgr.msc - Local users and groups
    perfmon.msc - Performance monitor
    rsop.msc - Resultant set of policies
    secpol.msc - Local security settings
    services.msc - Various Services
    msconfig - System Configuration Utility
    regedit - Registry Editor
    msinfo32 _ System Information
    sysedit _ System Edit
    win.ini _ windows loading information(also system.ini)
    winver _ Shows current version of windows
    mailto: _ Opens default email client
    command _ Opens command prompt

    Run Commands to access the control panel
    Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl
    Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl
    Display Properties control desk.cpl
    FindFast control findfast.cpl
    Fonts Folder control fonts
    Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl
    Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard
    Mouse Properties control main.cpl
    Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl
    Network Properties control netcpl.cpl
    Password Properties control password.cpl
    Printers Folder control printers
    Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds
    System Properties control sysdm.cpl

    Command Prompt

    ANSI.SYS Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor movement, and reassign keys.
    APPEND Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file or running a command.
    ARP Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices.
    ASSIGN Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter.
    ASSOC View the file associations.
    AT Schedule a time to execute commands or programs.
    ATMADM Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call manager.
    ATTRIB Display and change file attributes.
    BATCH Recovery console command that executes a series of commands in a file.
    BOOTCFG Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify, and rebuild the boot.ini
    BREAK Enable / disable CTRL + C feature.
    CACLS View and modify file ACL's.
    CALL Calls a batch file from another batch file.
    CD Changes directories.
    CHCP Supplement the International keyboard and character set information.
    CHDIR Changes directories.
    CHKDSK Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors.
    CHKNTFS Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors.
    CHOICE Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file.
    CLS Clears the screen.
    CMD Opens the command interpreter.
    COLOR Easily change the foreground and background color of the MS-DOS window.
    COMP Compares files.
    COMPACT Compresses and uncompress files.
    CONTROL Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt.
    CONVERT Convert FAT to NTFS.
    COPY Copy one or more files to an alternate location.
    CTTY Change the computers input/output devices.
    DATE View or change the systems date.
    DEBUG Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware settings.
    DEFRAG Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs.
    DEL Deletes one or more files.
    DELETE Recovery console command that deletes a file.
    DELTREE Deletes one or more files and/or directories.
    DIR List the contents of one or more directory.
    DISABLE Recovery console command that disables Windows system services or drivers.
    DISKCOMP Compare a disk with another disk.
    DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk.
    DOSKEY Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past.
    DOSSHELL A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users.
    DRIVPARM Enables overwrite of original device drivers.
    ECHO Displays messages and enables and disables echo.
    EDIT View and edit files.
    EDLIN View and edit files.
    EMM386 Load extended Memory Manager.
    ENABLE Recovery console command to enable a disable service or driver.
    ENDLOCAL Stops the localization of the environment changes enabled by the setlocal command.
    ERASE Erase files from computer.
    EXIT Exit from the command interpreter.
    EXPAND Expand a Microsoft Windows file back to it's original format.
    EXTRACT Extract files from the Microsoft Windows cabinets.
    FASTHELP Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information about them.
    FC Compare files.
    FDISK Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive.
    FIND Search for text within a file.
    FINDSTR Searches for a string of text within a file.
    FIXBOOT Writes a new boot sector.
    FIXMBR Writes a new boot record to a disk drive.
    FOR Boolean used in batch files.
    FORMAT Command to erase and prepare a disk drive.
    FTP Command to connect and operate on a FTP server.
    FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.
    GOTO Moves a batch file to a specific label or location.
    GRAFTABL Show extended characters in graphics mode.
    HELP Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.
    IF Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing.
    IFSHLP.SYS 32-bit file manager.
    IPCONFIG Network command to view network adapter settings and assigned values.
    KEYB Change layout of keyboard.
    LABEL Change the label of a disk drive.
    LH Load a device driver in to high memory.
    LISTSVC Recovery console command that displays the services and drivers.
    LOADFIX Load a program above the first 64k.
    LOADHIGH Load a device driver in to high memory.
    LOCK Lock the hard disk drive.
    LOGON Recovery console command to list installations and enable administrator login.
    MAP Displays the device name of a drive.
    MD Command to create a new directory.
    MEM Display memory on system.
    MKDIR Command to create a new directory.
    MODE Modify the port or display settings.
    MORE Display one page at a time.
    MOVE Move one or more files from one directory to another directory.
    MSAV Early Microsoft Virus scanner.
    MSD Diagnostics utility.
    MSCDEX Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.
    NBTSTAT Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT
    NET Update, fix, or view the network or network settings
    NETSH Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS.
    NETSTAT Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and information.
    NLSFUNC Load country specific information.
    NSLOOKUP Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network.
    PATH View and modify the computers path location.
    PATHPING View and locate locations of network latency.
    PAUSE Command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command.
    PING Test / send information to another network computer or network device.
    POPD Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd command.
    POWER Conserve power with computer portables.
    PRINT Prints data to a printer port.
    PROMPT View and change the MS-DOS prompt.
    PUSHD Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be returned to at any time.
    QBASIC Open the QBasic.
    RD Removes an empty directory.
    REN Renames a file or directory.
    RENAME Renames a file or directory.
    RMDIR Removes an empty directory.
    ROUTE View and configure windows network route tables.
    RUNAS Enables a user to execute a program on another computer.
    SCANDISK Run the scandisk utility.
    SCANREG Scan registry and recover registry from errors.
    SET Change one variable or string to another.
    SETLOCAL Enables local environments to be changed without affecting anything else.
    SETVER Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs.
    SHARE Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities.
    SHIFT Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch program.
    SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt.
    SMARTDRV Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory.
    SORT Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen.
    START Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.
    SUBST Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter.
    SWITCHES Remove add functions from MS-DOS.
    SYS Transfer system files to disk drive.
    TELNET Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt.
    TIME View or modify the system time.
    TITLE Change the title of their MS-DOS window.
    TRACERT Visually view a network packets route across a network.
    TREE View a visual tree of the hard disk drive.
    TYPE Display the contents of a file.
    UNDELETE Undelete a file that has been deleted.
    UNFORMAT Unformat a hard disk drive.
    UNLOCK Unlock a disk drive.
    VER Display the version information.
    VERIFY Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been written properly.
    VOL Displays the volume information about the designated drive.
    XCOPY Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location to another.
    TRUENAME When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in which it exists
    TASKKILL It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications

    Quires are invited @:
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