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tOta

Try with Diskeeper 8 or some other defrag program that defrags your paging file and speeds up booting :) I have Diskeeper 8 and I really kicks ass :)

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oldaccount1

defrag after win install

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KingManon

I read about bootvis and found that it wouldn't do no difference?!

What I have used is XPLite, and removed _a lot_ of stuff that I dont need (won't speed up, but it lowers the size of windows on disk) and then I also used Tweak Manager to disable unused gui stuff etc. And last I used Black Vipers Windows XP service guide.

All in all I have a bootup of around 25sec now, which is ok for a htpc I think.

I'll have a look at TuneXP though!

Thanks :)

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drshdw

why dont u just use standby or hibernate...thats pretty fast..

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ThisSiteHasLostItsCharm
use tunexp from driverheaven, my pc boots in liek 15 seconds :)

can you beat 5 seconds ;)

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Slimy

not unless they have nothing installed on their comp

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Biohazord
not unless they have nothing installed on their comp

No I think a ram drive (what ever they are called) could do it.

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memNOC

speeding up OS boot time is a pretty senseless combo of RAID arrays + fast HDs + fast RAM and lots of it + fast CPU..

what you need to focus on is the time it takes a certain mobo to go through POST.. my buddy's Intel board (forgot the model) does the POST routine almost instantly once switched on.. once his monitor gets a signal, the XP logo is already loading.. a few secs later, he's at the login screen.. and about 10 more, he's at the desktop.. fuc*in slick..

all the while, my 1999 PC-Chips Award BIOS cheapo mobo takes a whopping 40 secs just going through POST.. (N)

my question to you is, is there a jumper switch, BIOS update, whatever the hell i can do so i don't have to see the damn POST routine anymore?

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korsairr

I found that ati's drivers make the boot process very long.

Whats strange is if you install a service pack AFTER you install the drivers, it boots very fast, yet if you install the drivers before the service pack, it lags. Strange but true.

As far as bootvis goes, it only seems to work after the first couple of boots. After that it boots even slower than it was before running bootvis. I don't recommend it.

For services, I only disable the most unnecessary ones. I found that going nuts and disabling everything that black vipers site says is safe just causes more problems. What I found is the best way to tweak the services is reboot your pc. Open the services window, now look at all the services that are currently running. Set the ones that are set to manual to start automatically.

If youre on broadband and your IP dosent change very often, or you have a private IP, set it up statically.

Use a good offline defragmentation tool. I use O&O defrag. I set it up to defrag all my drives every morning using the space method. If you run it daily, it completes within minutes, and your drives are always running top notch. People say NTFS isn't affected by fragmentation, thats total BS. If the files are fragmented, the heads still have to move all over the disk to read a single file, it's a physical limitation that has nothing to do with your file system.

I havent timed my boot up yet, so I cant really compare it. You know that scrolling bar in the boot screen? It makes it across once and I'm at my logon screen.

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DaViD_BRaNDoN

After using BootVis, my notebook boots at 23 secs. Before that was 53 secs. Your mileage might vary though

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JVillanueva
After using BootVis, my notebook boots at 23 secs. Before that was 53 secs. Your mileage might vary though

i also used bootvis but only incresed by 10 seconds for a total of 21

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insanekiwi
can you beat 5 seconds ;)

well i have an oldass asflon that's full of spyware,viruses and p0rn :D

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MackDiesel2010
Whats strange is if you install a service pack AFTER you install the drivers, it boots very fast, yet if you install the drivers before the service pack, it lags. Strange but true.

Isn't service pack after drivers the same as drivers before service pack? Durrh. :huh:

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dtmunir

i have an Asus p4p800 deluxe board and i have a MAJOR problem with the POST routine. it takes abt a whopping 10-14 seconds. I think its got something to do with checking for RAID drives etc, of which i hv none. i only hv a plain and simple Seagate 40 gb hardrive at 7200 rpm. can soemone help me shave my POST routine time. otherwise my windows loading isnt all tht bad.

thx

danish

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NJ Louch

I tend to hibernate my HTPC. That way it starts up in a matter of seconds. Heck, I used to only let it go to standby. The power consumption of a PC is next to nothing - a lot less than a TV on standby!

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dtmunir

wow...i just took a stop watch and timed my pc from cold off. here are the PATHETIC results:

Event Time

Power 0 mins 0 seconds

Windows Boot Screen 0 mins 21.22 seconds

Windows Logon Screen 0 mins 46.77 seconds

Desktop appears and

application shortcut on

desktop started 1 mins 27 seconds

Im runing Windows XP professional with service Pack 1a and all the hotfixes, on a P4 2.4Gh 533 bus on an Asus P4p800 deluxe board with a seagate 7200 rpm drive. I have norton antivirus and internet security 2003 loading at startup along with msn messenger, and 1 or 2 small memory residents (5 button mouse driver, multimedia keyboard driver etc)

i think i need MAJOR help here.

danish

ps: already downloaded and used TuneXP. Not much help. In the past ive also tried bootvis, but every time i used it, it actually ended up increasing my boot time, so this time im not gonna touch it :p

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l0g0ut

1. uninstall norton and use some lighter AV (NOD32 for instance).

2. Click Start -> Run and type "regedit". go ahead and delete pretty much everything in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (other than REALLY important stuff like AV).

3. delete everything in the start menu under "Startup"

4. click Start -> Run and type "services.msc". Disable all unnecessary services. You can find out more about that through google. Basically you can safely disable "Messenger", "SSDP Discovery" and "Remote Registry"

i use Pentium II 300 with 256 MB RAM and i can start using my pc (with AV finish loading) after 30 seconds from cold boot.

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Slimy

symantec corp and outpost, nis sux - way too many processes

defrag your drives

get tunexp, free and great (select ultra fast booting)

get a registry cleaner

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chandruxp
Hi guys!

I am interesting in making my windows boot _fast_ as the installation will be used on a htpc.

What and how do you go about making windows boot super fast?

TIA

use a high end PC and install WINDOWS 95 on it! ur windows will boot as fast as u think

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korsairr
Isn't service pack after drivers the same as drivers before service pack? Durrh. :huh:

:wacko:

youre right...

drivers then service packs = fast boots

service packs then drivers = slow boots

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demorgoron

heres a list of programs that are usable for makin' windows xp boot faster

Tune XP

Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel msconfig a lot easier

O&O Defrag V6.5 Professional Editiondefragging with the complete\name option helps at shortening the boot

Cacheman

-you can also disable services with Black Viper's Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations

-if you have symantec AV ,turn the services to manual and dont make it startup

-make your windows folder smaller(there a article here in neowin but i cant find it)

-delete your prefetch folder(in the windows folder)

-try not to have a lot of virtual drive in your pc(like with Alcohol 120 %)

-whats the use of having a floppy drive?just disable it,it could save a couple of seconds :laugh:

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the_snitch

in hardware device manager, figure out what channel your HDD is on and disable the other IDE channel completly, or if you have a HDD on one and CDrom on the other, disable the slave parts if they are both set as masters. Also do this in bios.

It saves alot of mucking around and autodetcting and trust me, it will cut a few valuable seconds off boot time.

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