How To: Enable Boot Defrag in Windows XP For Faster Startup
Windows XP includes a neat little feature called boot defrag which helps speed up the Windows startup process,which places all files required for booting next to each other on disk to provide a faster boot time. This should be enabled in Windows XP 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.Of course this can be easily turned on with a simple registry hack.
- Go to Windows XP Start>> Run>> Type in: regedit [Enter]
- Drill down to:
- Single click on BootOptimizeFunction to empty its contents into the right pane
- Right click “Enable” from the list in the right pane
- Select Modify from the resulting menu
- Change the value to Y to enable and N to disable
- Reboot your computer for the change to take effect
If it wasn’t enabled before, you should notice your Windows XP computer boots much quicker now. Please keep in mind, only some computers do not have this feature enabled by default.
Note:Serious problems might occur if you modify the Windows XP 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.