Windows XP faster with 2 simple tips

Screen-WindowsXP_Crop copyWanna make your Windows XP faster? Here I will present two tips that will make your computer, at boot time, that black screen where the blue bar passes, pass in front of the monitor on average 2 to 4 times. If your computer has this average, maybe this has been done before, and for those who have to wait a long time, this is a great opportunity to perform, in just simple steps, speed up the start of your system.

Windows XP, like the entire NT system, uses a form of loading that may be disordered, because each driver that is being loaded calls another one, that is, it can be different from user to user, and therefore, there are files that record the sequence used by your computer, for future startup optimization.

However, many people do not know how to make these simple optimizations, the main one is the defragmentation of the hard disk, however, a secret that few people know, is that the graphical defragmenter (in window) does not defragment the boot files, and mark them not to be moved, that is, the average user, could not defragment to speed up the boot.

The way your system is loaded is in the file layout.ini, which is located in the windows prefetch directory. (Example: X: \ Windows \ Prefetch \ Layout.ini, where X is the Windows installation unit).

If you want, open the file and see how your operating system loads.

Now, to defragment the boot sector, and allocate these files from this file in sequential order, follow these steps:

Start> Run> CMD> Defrag X: –b

Since X is the Windows installation unit, as in my case, it is “H:”, but in general, it is “C:”. Wait a few minutes to finish defragmenting according to the layout.ini file. Note that if you type "Defrag /?", This "-b" option does not exist, just so the average user cannot optimize their own computer.

Now, we have another very essential tip, while loading the boot, Windows XP checks in the meantime, a file (which can change from machine to machine) that is also in this windows prefetch folder, and can be deleted, causing the system does not need to check to load, just follow the loading and start, making it much faster.

Follow these steps to delete unnecessary files from the boot check process:

Start> Run> CMD> del% windir% \ Prefetch \

If the file does not exist, search the directory for any files starting with “NTOSBOOT”, and don't worry about keeping it, removing it to speed up the boot process. From time to time, this file is created again, however, due to its sequential order, it ends up being imperceptible, not needing to be removed later (unless there are major changes to the system, such as installing drivers, changing video card, installation of wireless cards, usb, fireware, bluetooth, virtual drivers, heavy software, etc.).

With this command, your system will start even faster, since it will not perform any loading checks, and will still be optimized to start sequentially, because it is defragmented.

Enjoy this tutorial, and leave your comment if it really improved your computer's startup.

This tutorial applies to: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center, and the like. Does not apply to: Windows 95, 98, Me, Vista, Seven. Not tested: Windows NT, 2000.

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