Having problem with slow boot-up time or is it taking long period to resume?
There are variety of reasons why your windows XP system would
boot slowly. Most of the times it this has to do with the startup
If you would like to speed up the boot up sequence, consider removing
some of the startup applications that you do not need. Easiest way to
remove startup apps is through System Configuration Utility
MSConfig.exe (Launch application by START -> RUN and enter
In MsConfig.exe application choose STARTUP tab and deselecting
application(s) that you do not want to startup at boot time. If this
works, great!!! If not you can also look into SERVICES tab and
possibly deselect WORKSTATION option and see whether it helped or
not in terms of booting performance.
To know more about boot time and what Microsoft is doing about it?
Visit Microsoft web site on fast boot /fast resume at
And go to download section and you would see software called
Bootvis.exe (i.e. it is Microsoft Boot Performance trace visualization
tool and has option to optimize your boot sequence).