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Quick Fixes Slow Loading Start Menu

Updated on June 22, 2011

It's a common problem that when your Windows operating system just installed it's very fast. But day by day it becomes very slow. This type of problem can easily be solved. This page will tell you one type of problem and solution. It is related to Start Menu related of Windows.If you are using Windows operating system, then click on Star menu. If the start menu is loading slowly then you can fix this problem. In this page, you will find the tips and tricks to solve the problem slow loading start menu by modifying Registry Editor's value field. Just keep reading:

Start Menu of windows
Start Menu of windows

Steps to solve "Slow Loading Start Menu"

The steps for solving slow loading start menu problem is described below. Follow the steps:

  • Click on Start menu and then click on Run.
  • In the Run window type regedit.exe and hit Enter key of your keyboard. Now, Registry Editor window will be opened.
  • From the Registry Editor window click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  • Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, click on Control Panel.
  • Under Control Panel, click on Desktop.
  • Now, look the right side of Registry Editor window and search MenuShowDelay.

Finding MenuShowDelay form Registry Editor window
Finding MenuShowDelay form Registry Editor window
Changing "Value Data" field value
Changing "Value Data" field value
  • Double click on MenuShowDelay.
  • After finishing the above steps, Edit DWORD Value window will be appeared.
  • Now put the value in Value Data field. Here, the lower the value you will be assigned, the faster the Start Menu will be loaded.
  • At last, click on OK.

By following the above steps, you can easily load faster Start Menu of your Windows computer.

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      Lolita Sweet December 6 years ago

      Hey thank you.

      I tried; minimizing the icons (that worked; for a few hours; then became useless) and then; I had; tried to; deselect the highlighting of new programs; b/c I think; microsoft loads slower having to search for them (it made no change)... Then the third option; was; going into windows explorer and finding the file and opening it up there; which; would open it immediately

      This is the 4th method and right; now; it takes; only 2-9 seconds at most; (my computer; windows 7; is slow in general) where it would take; *literally* 3-6 minutes