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Speed Up XP Boot with Boot Defrag
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Speed up your boot time by enabling a Boot Defrag. Enabling Boot Defrag places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. This should be enabled by default, however it can be changed inadvertently by various software or other means. If you experience a slow boot, you should definitely check to make sure that your Boot Defrag is enabled.


 
Note: Click on any image for a larger view of that particular image.
 


To Enable or Disable the Boot Defrag, do the following:

Disclaimer: Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. Modify the registry at your own risk, Every effort has been made to ensure that registry edit instructions are correct and safe. FixMyXP cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your system by using this guide.

Before beginning this guide, please do this

 

Click backupreg_01.jpg then backupreg_02.jpg Type regedit then click backupreg_03.jpg

 

 

backupreg_04.jpg

 

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction

Note: If you have a hard time seeing the images in thie guide, simply click on the image and you can view it larger

 

Enable Boot Defrag

 

On the right hand side, locate Enable and double click on it and give it a value of Y to enable Boot Defrag or N to disable Boot Defrag

 

Enable Boot Defrag

Reboot your computer



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Dave said:

Thanks. I'll try it. I have restored my computer, but I can't get the start button to work and when I minimize a program it disappears. Any suggestions?
 
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