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getting a fast login


Mr. Sushi

okay my login went from INSTANTANEOUS to almost REALLY REALLY long. like 10-15 seconds now. i have no idea what happened. i dont know what's slowing down my login so much. do you guyz know how i can figure it out or know of things that it could be?


goto run msconfig see whats programs are boot up with windows, disable the programs that u do not use.

next u can use Boot Vis, is a tool which help config ur start up to boot faster.

at start up u know that green(xp home)/blue(xp prof.)bar at windows xp start up screen, i did this and every time when windows boots up that bar only passes by on my srceen once for me
1. run "regedit";
2. goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];
3. Set the value to either 0-Disable.
4. reboot.


Glaanies script monkey
Political User
nothing, it slows your boot time down,
Enabling task scheduler and the prefetcher will DECREASE boot time. XP after three? boots will determine the order for drivers and other startup items to load. The prefetcher stores this information. It also stores info about programs so they will launch faster.

The main reason for a slow boot time is a specific driver hanging at startup. Have you updated any drivers or added new hardware? You can run M$ bootvis tool to watch how things load. This can show you a driver that is stalling, if you find one, update it.

I should add that EnablePrefetching should be set to 3, that does boot time prefetching and program prefetching.

Perris Calderon

Staff member
Political User
j79zlr is referring to the last portion of the fossil post, and is correct

the first two ideas are good ones...as j says, the last part of the post is a liability

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