How to Fix Windows XP’s Slow Startup and Shutdown Problems

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Image result for Windows XP Slow StartupDo you have a slow computer startup and shutdown, Do you have to wait for minutes to have your Windows boot up, If so, you can read this article to learn how to speed up your Windows XP startup and shut down.
You just need to follow the steps below:
1. Disable some unnecessary startup items.
a. Open System Configuration Utility. Click “Start” and “Run”, type in “msconfig” and click “OK” to open System Configuration Utility.
b. Click tab “Startup”. Select the unnecessary startup items and disable them.
This will prevent unnecessary programs from starting with Windows System and prolong the startup.
2. Edit Registry keys to fix Windows XP slow startup and shutdown problem.
a. Open Registry Editor. Click “Start” and “Run”, type in “regedit” and click “OK” to open Regitry Editor.
b. Open the submenus: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER]–>[Control Panel]–>[Desktop].
c. And find [HungAppTimeout], then modify the value data to 200. And modify the value data of [WaitToKillAppTimeout] to be 1000.
3. Strengthen data prefetch to speed up Windows XP startup.
a. Open Registry Editor. Click “Start” and “Run”, type in “regedit” and click “OK” to open Regitry Editor.
b. Open the submenus: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]–>[SYSTEM]–>[CurrentControlSet]–>[Control]–>[SessionManager]–>[MemoryManagement]
c. Find [PrefetchParameters]. Find [EnablePrefetcher] on the right window and modify the value data to be 1 or 5.
When you complete the above steps, you will find your Windows startup and shutdown faster than before. To speed up Windows XP holistically, you need to optimize other parameters and value data of Windows registry, speed up internet connection, My network places, and fix internet explorer errors, DLL/Shell errors, system32 errors and so on.
It will be very time-consuming and risky to do this work. I suggest you use a registry cleaner to fix all invalid, missing, faulty registry keys and for you. A good registry software not only help you fix computer startup and shutdown problem, but also help you do entire system optimizations and improve computer performance.

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