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very slow startup

by sprite6 / September 23, 2010 8:53 PM PDT

hello gentlemen,

I am suffering from very slow startup time on my Sony Vaio laptop, typically 86 seconds. When I 'analyse' the startup sequence (using bootvis), I find that 'Explorer' and 'Google' are loading first and take up nearly 55/60 seconds of the total startup time.

The question/help I require is to ask whether I can re-sequence the 'Explorer & Google' apps to load after the other items in the startup sequence? This would, hopefully, permit earlier use of the computer desktop, where most of my work is done, since I do not usually require Explorer/Google until later?

Thank you for any advice provided.

For information, I am using Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook Express 6.


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Not really...
by John.Wilkinson / September 23, 2010 10:28 PM PDT
In reply to: very slow startup

This forum is actually reserved for forum feedback, so your thread may be moved to a more appropriate forum. However, I'd like to address your question here in the interim:

Explorer.exe is an integral part of Windows; you should not try to delay its launch and you cannot use your computer normally until after its launch. In short, it's responsible for handling most of what you see/interact with: the desktop, taskbar, Start menu, the frames that programs appear in, etc. Leave this one alone.

Google, on the other hand, is unessential and can be delayed/disabled. A quick option is to use MSConfig (Start->run->msconfig) to disable the unnecessary startup programs/services (uncheck the boxes to disable them), then add a shortcut for the program to the Startup folder in the Start menu. However, it won't be delayed much, which is why some choose to use third-party programs that launch with Windows and launch the 'delayed' programs XX minutes after Windows loads. Regardless, never disable necessary programs/services, such as Explorer.exe, and be prepared to re-enable the programs/services if necessary.

Hope this helps,

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very slow startup
by sprite6 / September 23, 2010 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Not really...

Hello John,

Sincere apologies for posting on incorrect forum, don't know how this happened. Will rectify.

Anyway, thank you for your reply, I incorrectly thought that it was 'Internet Explorer' that was booting up first, of course I did not realise it was, for the lack of words' the machine Explorer - I wonder why this is taking so long then.

Will post of correct Forum, whatever that is.

Thank you again and sory,


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(NT) Moving this thread to the proper forum.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / September 27, 2010 4:43 AM PDT
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