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Slow start up

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ggustar

#1
I have Vista premium installed, it has been taking 10 minutes to load lately.
On looking in the start up menu, I see I have 3 "Microsoft Windows host
process (Rundll32)" installed at start up. Could this be the reason for a
slow start up? they all look the same. Could I just disable 2 of them?
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
I have Vista premium installed, it has been taking 10 minutes to load lately.
On looking in the start up menu, I see I have 3 "Microsoft Windows host
process (Rundll32)" installed at start up. Could this be the reason for a
slow start up? they all look the same. Could I just disable 2 of them?
Hi GGustar,

I would check in your "Startup Programs" to see what is listed to run at the startup of Vista. Disable the ones you do not want, to test if it helps. If you are sure you want it to not start with Vista, then remove it. You can see how to do this here:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

Shawn
 
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ggustar

#3
Thank you for reply, but this is my question, I have already looked in the
Start up menu and found 3 identical programs that start up
"Microsoft Windows host process (Rundll32)"
My question is can I delete or disable 2 of them without any ill effects?


"brink" wrote:

>
> ggustar;436171 Wrote:

> > I have Vista premium installed, it has been taking 10 minutes to load
> > lately.
> > On looking in the start up menu, I see I have 3 "Microsoft Windows host
> > process (Rundll32)" installed at start up. Could this be the reason for
> > a
> > slow start up? they all look the same. Could I just disable 2 of them?
>
> Hi GGustar,
>
> I would check in your "Startup Programs" to see what is listed to run
> at the startup of Vista. Disable the ones you do not want, to test if it
> helps. If you are sure you want it to not start with Vista, then remove
> it. You can see how to do this here:
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html
>
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
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Brink

Staff member
mvp
#4
Thank you for reply, but this is my question, I have already looked in the
Start up menu and found 3 identical programs that start up
"Microsoft Windows host process (Rundll32)"
My question is can I delete or disable 2 of them without any ill effects?
GGustar,

If you are able to disable 2 of them, then yes go ahead. Worst case you will need to boot into Safe Mode and enable them again.

If not, then you might try a repair install to try and avoid a clean install. It should leave your settings and programs intact afterwards. You can look here for how to do it.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

Shawn