When you first turn on your computer, the operating system has to go through a boot up process to load up all the important program files, system files and drivers. You may have noticed over the months or years that the computer boots slow. Two common reasons for this is due to the startup items or registry corruption. This article will explore startup items and registry corruption on how it relates to why a computer boots slow.
Startup items are called because of what it means: programs that execute when you boot up your computer. These come in different shapes or forms: system tray icons or invisible background tasks. You may see a splash screen that shows that a program gets loaded when you boot your PC. So how do you know which ones are running? If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you can see the startup items by going to Start >> Run and typing MSCONFIG. You can also use the Autoruns program from Microsoft (It's free so just do a search on Microsoft.com) if you have Windows 2000 and below. Sometimes a computer boots slow because of all these unnecessary startup items running when you start your computer.
Registry corruption is another common cause for your computer boot slow. This is due to the fact that over time your registry collects a lot of entries that either do not exist anymore or gets corrupt. Sometimes, boot up will be slow due to the fact that the registry is linking to a DLL file that does not exist anymore. You can resolve this issue by getting a registry cleaner that will do weekly scans to keep your registry clean of any errors.
So I've just told you a couple of reasons of why a computer boots slow. Too many or unnecessary startup items tend to take a lot of time to load when you boot up your PC. Registry corruption is another likely cause that leads to slow boot ups. By understanding these two reasons, you have taken the step to troubleshooting your slow computer issues. …
I know most of you think the best way to repair your PC is to bring it into your local repair shop and pay the outrageous loads charged (sometimes $ 100 an hour) to have your system repaired. In this article I want to share with you a little common fact about how programs like registry repair software work, and how similar they are to your local repair tech. You might be surprised and think twice before you drop your machine off for repair next time.
The information game no one knows it all
There are so many things that can go wrong with a computer, and when their registry related a lot of the time it becomes a trial and error process of checking one thing to determine that it is not the problem, then checking something else etc. etc. The technicians who can look at a problem and know exactly whats causing it are few and far between. The rest use trial and error methods to determine where the issue is.
Now, think about this, you're paying by the hour to have someone perform trial and error testing, or if you're lucky to use a software program to determine the issues. What then is the difference between a tech performing these diagnostics and you buying a piece of registry repair software to do the same thing on your own? You guessed it nothing.
The efficiency aspect of Registry Repair Software
A benefit to using software to scan and repair you registry files is that the same scan is performed each time so all the same issues are checked. Secondly, the software developer, pending you bought a quality product, will create updates to the program as new issues arise or new versions of windows become available. This means you'll be staying at the cutting edge of registry repair technology, and you're just an average computer user.
So what should you do?
The logical choice is that if you suspect there's a problem with your registry, try registry repair software first. Most of these software vendors offer at least a 30 day money back guarantee. If the product does not perform as you think it should, simply ask for your money back. If you can not get satisfactory results out of the software then I would consider taking it into a local repair shop. My point in this article how ever is try and draw the conclusion that repair techs are positioned as experts, yet they often are performing the same tasks that we could do on our own using the right diagnostics tools available on the Internet. …