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Q: My PC boots very slowly. How can I speed it up?


Some possible remedies for slowly booting PCs:


  • Disable Wake on LAN in BIOS - Hit Enter 3 times to get to this setting
  • Disable unneeded startup processes using msconfig - some of the worst are
    • Skype
    • Weatherbug
    • HP printer management and update programs
    • Instant Messaging software
    • Miscellaneous software updaters (leave Sophos, Java and Acrobat updates)
  • Remove obsolete network drive mappings
  • Disable Sophos full drive scan at boot - DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK
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June 28, 2013

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