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Replying to How Fast Does Your System Boot, And What's Your Os?
Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:14 AM
Most of that time spent is a blank screen with a blinking _.
And then hopefully the login screen shows up for XP Home SP2.
Does anyone know any nice little things I can do to speed it up, that shouldn't affect too much?
I don't currently mess with any settings that would affect booting, and I would prefer if I do anything, it not negatively impact on other things.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 04:42 PM
Intel Pentium D 930
4x512MB 667Mhz Ram
160 GB Samsung Sata Harddrive
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:27 AM
I've found Diskeeper 11 to be an especially good help in defragging and boosting everything from boot time to page file access. It does a great job. Course it's not freeware, but worth the investment.
Agreed. Currently using Diskeeper for defragmentation rather than the Windows one. Graphical Interface is pretty comprehensive. With mapping and percentage of how fragment your harddisk. Worth a try if anyone is interested. http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp
Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:15 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:56 AM
Anyway for this to happen, my machine didn't have a lot of startup program that need to be loaded at startup. Just a few. And of course I've been doing a few system maintenance quite regularly.
1. Defragmentation. Think it is the core of lagging your system bootup.
2. Removing those startup programs that I don't need it.
3. System cleanup, free space (Some says it doesn't affect the speed of the bootup, but it just gets faster after I done it. )
4. Scanning of virus.
I think that's quite a handfull of tasks to do in a regular basis though I'm not that hardcore to tune my registry.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:10 PM
Posted 30 September 2007 - 01:08 AM
It wasn't really clear.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:58 AM
mine doesnt take too long, ive never looked to see how long so i cant tell you, though roughly 30 seconds or so.
i havent defragmented my computer for more than a year.
i started it once in the morning and then that night it was only done 30% so i stopped it.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:52 AM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:27 PM
Desktop1: (P4, 512MB, 80GB HDD, XP Pro, @ 6 programs launched on startup) - 25 seconds with auto logon
Desktop2: (P DualCore, 2GB, 300+500+160+160+200 HDD, XP Pro, @ 8 programs launched on startup) - 70 seconds
Dual Boot Laptop: (P DualCore, 2GB, 120GB HDD, 2 programs launched on startup) - not counting OS select menu
XP Pro: 25 seconds
Vista: 50 seconds (but when rebooting after installing updates, logon takes 2 or 3 minutes)