How can I speed up the boot process on a Windows Vista computer?

Winston December 17, 2010

I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista Japanese. It starts up very slow, almost 9 minutes, what could the problem be? I haven’t done anything as yet.

  1. Wasim
    January 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

    first, what you have to do is defragment the hard disk by going to my computer then right clicking on the local hardisk and pressing properties and then defragmenting it. Then uninstall useless(unwanted) apps. Try keeping as much hard disk space as possible as this can help in the speed of the system. Try downloading a free version of avg tune up 2011. it removes all(most) of the unwanted items in your computer and also fixes any virus etc.... i hope this information was useful to you..

  2. Anonymous
    December 21, 2010 at 10:19 am


    Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
    Choose the required service you want to disable
    Double Click on the service
    Under startup type, Select disable.
    In this way you can stop the starting of this unused services which will speed up your computer. The list of unnecessary services is as follows..
    Application Management,
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service,
    Error Reporting Service,
    Fast User Switching,
    IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service,
    Indexing Service,
    IP SEC,
    Net Logon,
    Network DDE,
    NT LM Security Support Provider,
    Performance Logs and Alerts,
    Portable Media Serial Number,
    Remote Desktop Help Session Manager,
    Remote Registry,
    Routing & Remote Access,
    Secondary Login,
    Smart Card,
    Smart Card Helper,
    SSDP Discovery Service,
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper,
    Uninterruptible Power Supply Service,
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host,
    Upload Manager,
    Volume Shadow Copy Service,
    Web Client,
    Wireless Zero Configuration,
    WMI Performance Adapter.

  3. Josh Fox
    December 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    A similar question was already asked. Maybe the answers will help you out as well.

  4. Anonymous
    December 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Well the best will be reformat and reinstal again, possible some drivers are missing or harware corrupted?
    Possible your fonts are slowing windows boot up:

    Every font that gets installed on your PC slows down the boot-up time and slows down your normal operational speed. Many programs that you install automatically add their own set of fonts, and very soon you can end up with a frenzy of unnecessary fonts clogging up your computer.

  5. Mike
    December 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Most of the time long boot times are caused by fragmentation on the hard drive and a lot of startup services and autostart items.

    1. Rightclick your Windows drive (mostly C:) and choose Settings > Tools > defragment now

    2. get your hands on Soluto ( to see detailed information about what's causing your system to startup slowly

    • Aibek
      December 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

      Another vote for Soluto.

      I would also suggest uninstalling the apps you no longer use. The fewer apps you have installed the faster you computer will run.

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