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WIN95 SLOOOWWW Loading

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I have a 486-66, 24 Megs of RAM, VLB video card, SoundBlaster 16, Sony 2X CD ROM, 2 GIG SCSI drive with 2 1 gig partitions.

When I start my PC, it takes almost 2 minute to load WIN95. Is there a way to speed this up?

Paul
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smeebud earned 50 total points
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Hi psiess,
  Try this. I have a ton of little documented tricks. So if this does'nt help, we have more options. if you have a very large registry, you *will* boot slow no matter what.
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Speed up system start:
[*]Add BootDelay=0 to the [Options] section of C:\MSDOS.SYS
Speed up the Start Menu:
[*]In the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Control
Panel\ desktop, and add a string value named MenuShowDelay, with
a value specifying the number of miliseconds (400 is default,
smaller numbers are faster).

get back with me,
bwil@erinet.com
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by:Chad050597
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I'd suggest you look in the "start up" directory and check to see
how many utilities (Norton Anti-Virus, Norton Utilities, etc.) are being loaded. Each utility you try to load slooowwwws down the boot process.
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by:vladimir_
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Use Norton SpeedDisk to speed you disk, delete unusefull programms, do not use 16bit drivers, try to load possible few programms being boot process.
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by:smeebud
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Recently I've come across a problem it's seems a lot of 95 user have, and should'nt. They have smartdrv.exe in their autoexec or config and even in the win.ini. Do a bootlog.txt and make sure you are not loading Smartdrv. Win.com does load it for faster booting then drops it after boot. If loaded it conflicts with vcache.
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by:psiess
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My final solution was to blow away WIN95 and reinstall.  I had originally installed over a previous version of WIN31 and so all my old junk go into the registry.  I've done this now and my system performance has improve.  

Thanks for all you assistance!


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