This Article is About
memory chips
physical memory
sufficient space
computer screen
hard drive
apps
Proven Causes Of A Slow Booting Computer
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Slow Booting Computers

Does your computer boot very slowly? Does it seem like it has been getting slower and slower as time goes by? I had a computer once that you would turn on and then go get your breakfast and coffee in order to allow it time to get booted properly. In this article I will discuss the major causes of a slow booting computer.

Disk Drive Too Full

Slow booting computers can be caused by having an overloaded disk drive. During the booting process your computer moves chunks of its memory from its memory chips to the hard drive and from the hard drive to the memory chips as they are needed. Normally, the operating system can anticipate exactly when to do this so that you do not notice it. However, once your hard drive becomes so full that there is insufficient room for this memory swapping your computer will slow down because your memory chips are over crowded.

Slow Booting Computer Because Of Insufficient Memory

Even if you have sufficient space on your hard drive for memory swapping, your computer may not have enough physical memory to use its operating system efficiently. This problem is usually seen in older computers that have had their operating system upgraded. If your computer has less than 512 MB of physical memory, then this is at least part of the cause of your slow booting computer.

Slow Booting Computers May Be Loading Too Many Programs

If you look in your system tray at the bottom right of your computer screen, you will see a lot of little icons. These icons represent programs that are running in the background on your computer. As time goes by, computers tend to collect more and more of these background programs. Each of them takes time to load and execute. So the more you have, the longer it takes to boot up your computer. Slow booting computers often have way to many of these programs loading and running in the background.

Slow Booting Computers May Have Fragmented Hard Drives

Data including your apps and programs reside on your computer's hard drive and are stored in blocks of data. As the hard drive spins and data is added and removed from the hard drive, your computer tries to find space to physically record this data on the hard drive. Over time this results in the data blocks becoming scattered all over the surface of the hard drive with blank gaps in between them.

This results in your hard drive's head jumping all over the place to load programs and data. This causes a slow booting computer. This is known as disk fragmentation and should be checked out if your computer boots slowly.

Slow Booting Computers Can Be Due To The Registry

Since your computer's registry stores all of the locations of your computers programs, this is where the computers looks when it boots up to see where the data it needs is stored. Over time, your computer can leave behind bogus entries in its registry or bits and pieces of entries from old software programs that have been uninstalled. As your computer boots, it is spending a lot of time sifting through the old garbage to find the information it needs to boot properly. Cleaning up your computers registry can have one of the most dramatic effects on your slow booting computer that you have ever seen.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Check These Areas If Your Computer is Slowing
Your computer is a complex creation.  At its core is the CPU or Central Processing Unit.  This is usually a chip or set of chips that execute the commands that are sent to it from an application or program.  When a computer starts slowing, it is usually due to the…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Mar 14, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

6 Tips for Safe Dating on the Internet
The Internet dating scene is now widely accepted as a legitimate way for someone to meet a significant other but this has only become socially acceptable in more recent years. Although online dating it is more acceptable these days, safe dating on the internet is often overlooked. Those who log…
By: Craig Dean in  Relationships  >  Online Dating   Feb 14, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?
I recently upgraded my PC and found myself asking the question, "How much RAM do I really need?" Research on this subject for 25 minutes or show told me that the consensus from the gaming community is, "You really won't use more than 4 GB." Well, I have been running…
By: Ryan Davies in  Computers and Technology  >  Hardware   Feb 24, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Is Your Registry Slowing Your Computer
How to tell if your slowing computer is due to a corrupt registry You hear a lot about how to fix your slowing computer now days.  Ads claim how you can double the speed of your slowing computer and make it run like new all by using a magic piece…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Mar 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Fix Your Yahoo Issues Via Calling Certified Yahoo Customer Service Experts
Getting problem while working with Yahoo mail? Not to worry! Fix your Yahoo issues by Yahoo customer service. It is the place where you get solution for all your problems. No matter, whether the issue is big or small. For contact number of Yahoo service team you can refer the…
By: Joshua Beers in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

App Store Optimization Service | Accumulate New Users for His Apps
Increasing the likelihood of people finding your app through the App Store's organic search all comes down to choosing the right keywords and text for your app's description. Lucky enough, Sensor Tower has great tools to help you app store optimization service here. Use the Keyword Rankings tool to understand…
By: Molly3 in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

App Store Optimization Service | Connect to Maximum End - Users
Our experienced Digital Marketing experts look out for the most recent market sector patterns to deliver the best solutions for our clients. Using Pay Per Click (PPC) technique for advertising they can direct traffic to your website. If you have an app store optimization service App created, we use ASO…
By: Molly3 in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Modem & Wi - fi Username & Password Help
The IP 192.168.0.1 may be used as a private IP and it's one of the addresses within the IPv4 range. Firms that create routers typically work with it to be a default IP address for their own routers. Network operators have the capability to modify it. Numerous router types use…
By: Steve Nelson1 in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

High Tech Land Surveys Perth
The world we live in has seen a great deal of progress over time in any field. The technology that has been developed in time has been applied to any field and today you are able to find a wide range of high tech solutions for just about any aspect…
By: Sia Benet in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Gmail Customer Service Phone Number for A Hassle Free Gmail Experience
Consulting our Gmail Customer Care number is the solution and sort out of all errors in one destination, we value the time and money of users so we dedicatedly work on the issues and make sure they get rid from it instantly. Severely Gmail users might face issues with their…
By: Alpen Latif in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Reset Your Wireless Router Properly
At one moment during your wireless router installation you will need to input its default IP address and sign in into itssettings page. When you finish the installation, you should try to open a web page. If, for whatever reason, you cannot sign in allow me to share the possible…
By: Steve Nelson1 in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 18, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

IT Departments: Then And Now
Technology and Information Systems are two fields that have advanced rapidly in this past decade. We have jumped leaps and bounds in terms of advancement, management, assessment and then re-creating sustainable systems. With time, certain things have also changed. For example, whereas earlier, it was financially and systematically feasible for…
By: Rhys Crawford in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 23, 2016  
0
  Likes: 2

Advice on How to Download Apps
Thinking to updated with the latest in digital apps? Wondering how to simplify facebook download? Well, in this case, it would be a very good idea to see what information posted on specialized sites can be of great help. Actually, do your research properly and choose only secured sites to…
By: Sia Benet in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 12, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Tech Support Services to Get Rid Of All Gmail Related Issues
Tech support service providing companies offer an effective solution if any of your computer hardware or software is giving you a tough time. They offer quick and easy solutions, along with maintaining your account privacy and security, and available 24/7. Google’s Gmail is the largest email service provider in the…
By: kaylagarcia in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 12, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Increase App Store Ranking | Maintain Studying The Keywords
Keywords are as important as the App itself. Keywords can be used in the Title of the app itself or in the description part of the app. Each keyword should be unique, can have relation to the app’s functionality if need be or could be something seo for apps completely…
By: Molly3 in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2770    Report this Article