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How Fast Does Your System Boot, And What's Your Os? Poll
Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:46 AM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:31 AM
My Windows XP takes quite a bit of time while the bootscreen is shown. Even after a clean install the bar scrolls for 7-8 times. It didn't always used to be like this. I've had boot ups in less than 15 seconds with moderate amount of things installed. But, the system is pretty slow these days. I am not sure what it actually does there besides the Hardware detection, font & driver loading. Perhaps, I need to change the Hard Disk?
Logon Phase is pretty fast as there is just one account and that too password-less. Besides, the startup items are at minimal. There aren't any extra fonts installed either.
Edited by turbopowerdmaxsteel, 01 September 2007 - 07:33 AM.
Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:57 AM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:34 AM
I formatted my hard disk two years ago and installed Windows XP with Service Pack 1, and since then I've just been adding and removing all sorts of (un)useful programs.
You've got to be be the most patient person in the world. I can't recall how many times I formatted my system in that period. But, it would be surely in three figures. Sometimes, I used to re-install Windows 3-4 times in a day. Just to see if I could optimize the booting a bit more. The maximum my system has gone unformatted would be around 4-6 months which is a recent feat. I owe it to the additional memory module & DVD-RAM drive which have helped in keeping the cluttering at a minimum.
I could only imagine 2 year longevity @ XP, on machines which are used almost mechanically for the same old data entry jobs and stuff. Hats off to you, pyost.
Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:08 AM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:45 PM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:01 PM
Thats my system,
Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:56 PM
Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:42 PM
the system is pretty slow these days. I am not sure what it actually does there besides the Hardware detection, font & driver loading. Perhaps, I need to change the Hard Disk?
In case it's an issue... winXP preloads and indexes externals by default... That was bottleneckin me for a bit... I'd rather just stall out an explorer or konqueror window...
the main prollem i've had with xp is completely extracting old drivers when i upgrade hardware, various portions of my hdd becoming overused... especially reg locations... and random instabilities... plus it's not cool to swap pci or other cards without the whole remove, boot, move, boot, replace method... : ?
Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:06 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)
Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:52 AM
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