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Why Laptops Become Slow with Use

October 14th, 2011 1,508 views |Write a Comment

Many may ask: Why does my laptop boot in a rate slower and slower? Yes, this happens a lot. After using the laptop for some time, you change details of the laptop. As these slight changes accumulate, many of them began to affect the laptop’s boot speed. There are many reasons, which cannot be listed one by one. Here are some common reasons affecting laptop’s boot time:

Excessive hard disk partition

When Windows loads Windows loads the hard disk partitions one by one. The more the hard disk partitions are, the longer Windows takes to load; thus slowing down laptop’s booting speed. So keep the hard disk partition within three.

Incorrect network settings

Obtaining IP address by DHCP, the laptop takes a long time to boot when in a place without DHCP Server. The laptop searches the DHCP Server for long until overtime when it does not find the server. You can make correct settings based on your need.

USB device conflict

When booting, Windows detects plug-in devices, such as: mobile storage, CD-ROM, etc. Some USB devices are slow, which directly affects the OS booting speed. Pull out plug-in USB device, to speed up laptop’s startup.

Desktop icons too

At startup, Windows needs to load desktop shortcuts one by one. If there are too many icons, Windows takes more time to load the icons. You can remove unwanted desktop shortcuts, or integrate them into a desktop directory.

Too many fonts

Windows pre-installed fonts are loaded when needed, if the font too, will directly affect the OS boot faster.

Antivirus Software

Some anti-virus software scans the system when Windows boots. If you have activated the real-time monitoring function of anti-virus software, you do not need to activate the startup scanning. Just disable the scanning function.

Besides reasons mentioned preciously, there are many others factors affecting laptop’s booting speed. Pre-loading processes affect booting speed significantly. Some processes are system-default, and others are installed by users. Delete or stop unwanted processes using your experience.



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