I was trying get my missus P.C. to load faster but I get a message cant find msconfig file or any of its components anyone any ideas on how to get Windows2000 Pro to load faster.
Thanks in Advance , Ji
This sounds like a problem with your BIOS settings, and specifically the DMA mode was probably wrong, leading to it testing different modes at boot-up until it found one than worked. This will slow down a boot.
any ideas on how to get Windows2000 Pro to load faster
Also disable any services that you don't need. There are websites which explain what services are necessary, and which are not. Google will help here.
Remove any shortcuts in your start menu that are unnecessary, such as real player, virus checkers, etc. (often the software with new devices install all kinds of rubbish that you don't need). Virus scans can be run manually, and so it often isn't necessary have a virus checker running continually in the background (and these packages often run all kinds of services themselves, like auto-update functions, etc.). Disable them all.
Clean the system of any spyware using "adaware" or something to do a full scan of your system. It's a free download.
Remove any unnecessary items in the registry in the "HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run" location.