Speeding up windows XP shutdown and boot time

Author: - Dinesh Aggarwal

One of the methods to speed up the windows XP boot is using boot defragment. Its enable by default, still it’s a good idea to check if it has been accidentally disabled resulting in slow boot startups. Enabling boot defragment put all the boot files next to one another on your hard disk. When boot files are in close proximity to one another, your system will start faster

GO to start--> Run --> type regedit--> Press enter

Go to following registry setting

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
 

Select “Enable” from the right side of the screen --> right click--> click on modify--> and make sure the value written is Y as show below.

windows boot defragment

Close the registry editor and restart the pc.

Speeding up windows shutdown time using memory management

Page file (pagefile.sys) is used to store the temporary windows files. Because of security reasons it may be preferred to clear the paging file when the system shutdown because page file have temporary files which may be having passwords etc which you entered while browsing the internet. You may configure windows XP to not clear the page file while shutting down the system resulting in faster shutdowns.
Please note the security risks involved.

GO to start--> Run --> type regedit --> Press enter

Go to following registry setting

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management

Select “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” from the right side of the screen --> right click--> click on modify--> and make sure the value written is 0 as show below.

windows memory management using pagefile

Close the registry editor and restart the pc.

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