How to Resolve Slow Bootup/Login Issues with XP

Empty System Temp Files

Run Disk Cleanup

Verify DNS settings for machine are set for local DNS server (or gateway) and not external DNS sites

If the machine has a wireless card, verify that the wired connection and wireless connection are not both getting an IP address (if connected via wired, turn off the wireless)

Analyze hard drive thru Defrag utility and defrag is needed

If domain controller is W2K mixed mode,
Go into your connection properties, and hit the properties button for TCP/IP.

Click the Advanced Button

Click the WINS tab.

In the NetBIOS settings, select Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.


Review programs set in Programs\Startup folder

Review programs set in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Scan for malware/adware