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Startup Programs Slowing Down Your PC?
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
There are certain things that happen every time a computer boots: system components and devices are initialized, the user is prompted to login, and their individual users settings are loaded. Microsoft’s Windows series of operating systems has designated this as the startup process. Along with system components and device drivers, some user-installed programs will be configured to start automatically when Windows boots.
Pop-up advertisements or error messages can also appear at startup, often without the users consent. While preventing some programs from running at startup can be as easy as removing them from the Start MenuProgramsStartup folder, random pop-ups and coded error messages are often more difficult to eliminate.
Too Many Programs Loading at Startup
► The #1 cause of a slow startup is having too many programs configured to run automatically when Windows boots.
A system can only juggle a limited amount of tasks at once, depending on the amount of memory installed. An installed program takes up space on your hard drive, but it also uses memory when it is being run. If too many programs are configured to run at startup, it can dramatically decrease system performance because there won’t be any memory left for system functions or user activity.
Also, certain programs that are incompatible with each other can cause errors if they are set to automatically run during startup. When a program is using system files it blocks access to other programs that attempt to use the files simultaneously. This can cause errors if they are both setup to run at startup. For example, having multiple anti-virus programs on your PC simultaneously will cause errors and inhibit computer performance.
If a program is configured to boot during startup, but is removed improperly, the system will display an error message each time it is unable to load the program during startup. This is because the instructions to load the application file, which doesn’t exist, will remain in the system registry until they are manually removed.
Usually, an uninstall file will remove these registry entries automatically. But, if a program is deleted without using the uninstaller, all of the items that were entered into the registry during the setup process will not be removed.
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Over time, all registries collect unneeded files, orphaned paths, and other junk that can cause bothersome PC problems. At first these PC problems may just be a nuisance, but left as is, a damaged registry poses a threat to the entire structure of your PC.
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