Boost PC Bootup
Your computer’s boot time does not need to be sluggish, even if it’s old.
While there are reasons why your computer is acting up and giving you the ‘slow’ sign, there are ways that you can optimize how fast your PC starts up at the beginning. Once you start speeding things up, you’ll never look back!
Start With your BIOS
You may need to tweak your PC’s start up menu. Since the majority of issues encountered on your PC might not be related to the software running in the back end, you can focus on your computer’s hardware.
The ideal way to speed up your PC startup is to access your computer’s BIOS when booting up. This can be accessed by holding the DEL key or whichever button is used to tap into your BIOS.
You can change where you computer boots from. You can opt to put your hard disk right at the top which would elude searching for CDs and other storage media devices when your PC starts up.
Tweak Startup Programs
There are many programs that execute when your computer starts up. These programs normally run in the back end. Most times back end programs are unnecessary and does not contribute to the productivity or performance of your computer when in use.
Instead of allowing these programs to execute when your PC boots up, why not disable them? By deactivating these programs, you’ll be reducing the amount of CPU usage which will accelerate your PC performance.
Additionally, there are some installed programs that you never use. Instead of leaving these programs to occupy needed space on your computer system, you can uninstall these to create more room on your computer. This actually increases your PC startup speed.
Put Malware on a Leash
Malware and spyware can cause problems for your start up. A slow computer is an indication that your computer is plagued by malware.
This affects your computer’s boot time and whether or not it’ll startup as quickly as you intend it to. If your computer gives you the ‘virus alert’, you need to download an antivirus program that will be able to eradicate all virus threats.
Be mindful of where you download antivirus programs since many of them are viruses or has viruses attached to them. Some viruses are tough on your computer.
This means that if an antivirus works for your best friend, it may not work for you. Since malware differs in functions and the havoc they cause, it’s best to know what you’re up against by doing research.
Clean Your Registry
You should also clean out your registry. The less unused registry keys you have lying around on your computer, the faster your computer will go.
Getting a good registry cleaner from a clean source can help tremendously, but be careful; registry cleaners have the potential to be very dangerous so make sure you backup everything on your computer and only download registry cleaners from a reliable source.
By implementing the above tips, you’ll see quick improvements when using your computer.