Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Very slow start-up and shut down using Vista basic

Posted on 2008-10-02
2
Medium Priority
?
749 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I am trying to solve a very slow shut down and start up issue. I have Vista basic  , 500 Mb of RAM and only a few days ago it was much faster.
I have run CCleaner Checkdisk Malwarebytes and have also done a virus and spyware scan with no infections found. I did notice , however that the hard drive seemed to be working overtime . I uninstalled Norton  360 a/v which I have on the system and things speeded up a lot. I had to reinstall it as I have already paid for a year and its only recently that things slowed down with Norton installed. I would be grateful for any assistance.
0
Comment
Question by:Brakers
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
tenaj-207 earned 2000 total points
ID: 22631679
Brakers,

The best way of speeding up your computer is to install additional RAM.  You will see a tremendous improvement in speed.  Even though MS says that 512 is the minimum, it's not.  Below is a link to a white paper outlining the details of why it's not.
http://www.isuppli.com/whitepapers/pdf/CMCA.pdf

However, on occasion hardware does fail and the most likely failure that would cause this type of slow down would be the hard drive, IMO.  When you boot up Vista you can hit F8 before the flash screen and choose to run Windows built-in error checking to make sure your hardware is clean.

Get RAM and good luck to you.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Brakers
ID: 31502668
thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Curious about the latest ransomware attack? Check out our timeline of events surrounding the spread of this new virus along with tips on how to mitigate the damage.
In this modest contribution, I want to share with the IT community (especially system administrators, IT Support Engineers and IT Help Desks) about Windows crashes/hangs and how to deal with these particular problems.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question