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Vista so slow booting up and shutting down

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    I have vista installed on my laptop and it is so slow booting up and shutting down
    (several minutes) ,what is vista doing in this time, i remember win 98 being much faster.
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2008 #2
    Re: Vista

    You can always use "Stand By" instead of shutting it down.

    I moved to XP from Vista for my laptop because Vista sucks.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2008 #3
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    For the most part Vista 'should' start up and shut down about the same as XP. Otherwise, something is causing the slowdown.

    It may be a few programs in particular which are causing it. Try going to Control Panel -> Performance Information -> Advanced Tools (On the Navigation Bar)....

    See if there's anything Vista is reporting as a problem under 'Performance Issues'.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 #4
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    Vista was really slow for me.
    2 GHz, 2.49 GB RAM

    Sometimes, lots of internet junk get loaded to hard-drive which also makes computer slow.
    I use CCleaner for getting rid of it. You need to clean temporary internet folder every once a week.

    Also, go to
    Run and enter "msconfig"

    In the start up tab, uncheck all the junk.
    http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9721/picbv3.png
     
  6. Aug 8, 2008 #5
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    A lot of the performance potential of Vista is tied with the visual effects, indexing and prefetch. If you turn down the visuals you can get a decent boost in performance. With Vistas prefetch, you have to, for a lack of better wording 'train' Vista what programs you use the most. There's actually a few tutorials on the internet that can guide you through training Vista to access your most used programs more efficiently. The prefetch is also what Vista spends a good percentage of the time playing with during the startup and shutdown process.

    One thing you can experiment with is turning off Indexing. If you don't modify or move around a lot of files on a daily basis, turning it off may seed up Vista a good bit. Try it out for a week and see if you notice a difference...

    Start -> (type) Indexing Service -> press [Enter] -> Modify & show all locations -> Uncheck every box except the 'Start Menu'.

    The performance impact of prefetch, visual effects and indexing is also depends greatly on your hardware. More so the hard drive performance with prefetch and indexing, and the video card with the visual effects. Laptop hard drives typically (75% out there) aren't that fast rpm-wise to help preserve battery life. If you have nearly every Vista service running, it can work a laptop hard drive harder than a Virginia coal miner. It's all in how well you can manage your options and compromise with your hardware available.

    I have Vista running on a 3.2 GHz P4 with 2GB or ram, and it runs very smoothly. Then again, it also has a 10K RPM Raptor along with an 8600GT. My power rig with an E6700 Core2Duo clocked at 3.0GHz and a 768MB 8800GTX card whizzes through startup and shutdown.. ~15 seconds. If it takes more than a minute and a half, something is wrong or configured incorrectly.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2008 #6

    wolram

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    Cool tips, thanks guys.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2008 #7
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    I have to agree with you. XP is much easier to use and screw "administrative privileges" I had heard from a GS guy,for I was going to switch from vista to XP,that XP will be useless, for MS in making an updated version of Vista. He said it is the new trend.
    (probably trying to sell me the first copy)
     
  9. Aug 12, 2008 #8

    wolram

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    Is it true the Microsoft will stop support for all except vista soon?
     
  10. Aug 12, 2008 #9

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    No. They have already stopped mainstream sales of XP, though -- that happened back in June. Mainstream Support lasts till April 2009 and Extended Support till April 2014.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2008 #10
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    so he was trying to sell me, thanks guys
     
  12. Aug 12, 2008 #11

    Defennder

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    What a shame. XP is so much faster than Vista. I regretted not requesting an XP install for my Vista pre-installed laptop.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2008 #12
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    Disabling Aero would speed Vista up, especially if you're running Vista Ultimate
     
  14. Aug 12, 2008 #13
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    Is Vista reporting any performance issues?
     
  15. Aug 12, 2008 #14

    wolram

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  16. Aug 12, 2008 #15
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    I think majority of people I know aren't happy with vista and vista mostly comes with new laptops/computers. So, they all moved back to XP
     
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  18. Aug 12, 2008 #17

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    Vista on my laptop (a recently purchased Dell Inspiron) is reasonably fast. But I have almost nothing installed.

    However I have noticed a few extremely irritating peculiarities which I am not sure are dues to the fact that it's Vista per se. I wonder if someone could help me take care of one of them in particular.

    Sometimes, just moving the pointer over some button will activate the function even if I don't click on it. This is very frustrating because the computer keesp doing things that I did not want it to do! And I have almost lost files this way because it saved things over other files because of this.


    Does anyone know how to disable this very irritating "feature"?
     
  19. Aug 12, 2008 #18
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    Does this RegCure actually work???? I have Vista on my laptop, and it runs slow sometimes and I want to know if there is a good and cheap way to fix it or just improve it.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2008 #19

    wolram

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    I have a bare bones system, the only externals i have is a router and printer other wise the system is virginal, the only down loaded program is google tool bar, i dump all the old internet files every week, it only gets used for the internet and the occasional print out.
     
  21. Aug 13, 2008 #20
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    What are your computer specs?
     
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