Faster XP Boot?


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Firecat    1

You can also make XP boot faster by tweaking the Primary/Secondary IDE channels...

Goto Device Manager >> IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers >> Primary IDE Channel >> Advanced Settings tab; change the Transfer Mode to: "DMA if available" for both Device0, and Device1. Do the same for Secondary IDE Channel.

Note: If the Current Transfer Mode is set to "Not Applicable" for either Device, make sure you change the Device Type setting to "None". This will prevent windows from searching for IDE devices that aren't actually present.

When you're done, shutdown and restart - the boot process should be a little faster.

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Fantasy    0

And also you can modify the registry to speed up your XP start...:)

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Detri    0

Check out "Windows XP- From Reformat to Relax" at TweakTown.com

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guru    323

:: mother of all tweaks ::

1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:\

2. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".

3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.

4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file & click "Open".

5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.

6. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "devmgmt.msc".

7. Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"

8. Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".

9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device 0 or 1 that doesn't have 'device type' greyed out select 'none' instead of 'autodetect' & click "OK".

10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.

11. Reboot your computer.

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Create a batch file by doing the following:

1) Open notepad and enter the following lines:

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"

RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"

2) Save the fily and then rename is something like deltemp.bat

3) Now click Start, Run and type in gpedit.msc --->Computer Configuration --->Windows Settings --->Scripts and double click on Shutdown --->Click Add and find the batch file you created and press ok to set the script

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Miran    0

Or you could just use hibernate to shut down (or standby S3 powerstate)...

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eye_see_you    0

hey this may come in handy...... :beer:

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b0se    3

You can disable totally Prefetching via the registry!

Run regedit.exe then go to:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters

Change EnablePrefetcher value from 3 to 5 (decimal)

The website I read this on also said:

Note: Whatever you do DO NOT install a tool called BOOTVIS from Microsoft, unless you're absolutely sure of what you're doing and have good knowledge of the tool and it's use

:)

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sphere    0

lol, Why was this dug up?

It was posted on Jul 20 2002.

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guru    323
:: mother of all tweaks ::

1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:\

2. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".

3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.

4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file & click "Open".

5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.

6. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "devmgmt.msc".

7. Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"

8. Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".

9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device 0 or 1 that doesn't have 'device type' greyed out select 'none' instead of 'autodetect' & click "OK".

10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.

11. Reboot your computer.

and

Create a batch file by doing the following:

1) Open notepad and enter the following lines:

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"

RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"

2) Save the fily and then rename is something like deltemp.bat

3) Now click Start, Run and type in gpedit.msc --->Computer Configuration --->Windows Settings --->Scripts and double click on Shutdown --->Click Add and find the batch file you created and press ok to set the script

thanx b0se for pointing that out

DMA if available should b selected

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NeoWhen    0

Lets all post on old topics, hurry!!

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thE_qubE    0

have you made you hdd as primary boot drive? it doz help believe me....

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Sierra    0

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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dpanda    0

editing the msconfog does the thign for me..now my boot is very fast..i like it

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fpd    3

run services.msc and disable all unneeded services.

decreased my boot time by 5 more seconds :yes: :D

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dpanda    0
run services.msc and disable all unneeded services.

decreased my boot time by 5 more seconds :yes: :D

yar...edit that and msconfig can give u a decrease in boot time of a big difference...

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