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My son's PC *always* needs to be booted twice to get it up in Windows XP Pro. For some reason it hangs during the first boot. Once it hangs you have to push'n'hold the power button to force shutdown, and reboot. It *always* boots successfully the second go. Any clues ..... I've already pulled it to bits, reseated the CPU/Memory/PCI cards with no joy.


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You can do a bit of detective work and run MSCONFIG.EXE froma command prompt and go through that - particularly the boot, services and startup entries. The startup entries in particular - as from there you can select what is and what is started at startup - and a process of elimination can maybe help you track down the problem. 'Registry cleaners' may help - but often are more problematic themselves thn they are 'fixers'. You could edit the registry by hand, using regedit, but that is NOT recommended unless you really know what you are doing. Do note that if you change the start-up programs (i.e. change their enable state), you will get a warning at start-up that you are running a custom start-up using msconfig.
\015\012As a last resort, a fresh installation of Windows will fix things. Running a virus checker might also be a good idea.
\015\012Allan
Hi there, I'm understand that you have slowing computer situation -here few ways you can do to improve your computer performance:

1) Scan for malicious software - Download anti-virus, anti-spyware software then running them full scan on your computer.

2) Check for new startup programs - Type "msconfig" in run command, then disable of some programs running that you don't need.

3) Clean & Compact the Windows Registry - What I recommend this download quality and top registry cleaner in the market, and give your computer full scan

I recommend using: RegCure or Registry Mechanic Registry Cleaners

4) Defragment your Drives

5) Run check disk

Finally, If you want you can read full guide to fix your slowing comptuer.

Best.
John
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