boot is sooo damn slooow

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. apu95

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    ok, i know this has been asked a gazillion times, but here goes
    my boot from power to usable progs takes like 3 min, which is like a huge amount of time.
    anyway, what can i do to reduce the boot time? i have no idea how to use that bootvis thingy, i have it, but im kinda confused. i already unchecked most of the progs in the startup except for nortonav, zonealarm, ati, and intellipoint software

    thanks, apu95
     
  2. xsivforce

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    Give us some of your stats. (i.e. processor, ram)
     
  3. doofy

    doofy Guest

    there is a file you can download in the tweaks section to speed up boot time. I did it, and my boot time now is only 25 seconds....from video card bios flash to login screen.
     
  4. apu95

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    Gigabyte GA-5SMM Mobo
    128 ram
    winxp pro
    ati radeon 32 sdr mb pci
    onboard audio
    lifeview cam
    hp cd writer plus 8x4x32
    liteon 40x cdrom
     
  5. xsivforce

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    OK. This is a good tutorial on using bootvis.
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    You want to do three things:

    1) Run BootVis. It's really very simple - first run it and let it do it's Trace, and then after the reboot (and give it plenty of time to finish the trace process after the reboot) run the Optimize function.

    2) If you are not on a network, disable the Workstation Service.

    3) Disable all other unnecessary services (if you are unsure which ones to disable, see this link: http://www.tweakxp.com/idealbb/view.asp?topicID=639
     
  7. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Here you go m8.. just what you need.,

    bootvis (microsoft utility)
    http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/platform/performance/fastboot/default.asp

    tick all boxes on main window (incl. disk utilization)

    click trace menu and next boot+drivers set to 1of1

    let it run and you will auto-reboot and get returned to main bootvis screen, if not, run again and click File/Open, navigate to where you installed bootvis and a .BIN file should be available.

    Load this into Bootvis and click Trace menu & Optimize

    after some jigging about it will exit.. hopefully on your next boot you should see improvement.

    Bootvis tracks bootup & shutdown & hibernate and speeds it all up..

    Thanks Microsoft!! :)

    Stuy_b
     
  8. apu95

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    ok, i did bootvis, twice. anyway, i optimized and i timed from a cold boot to working desktop, it took 3 min 18 sec. that time pretty much sucks, doesn't it? apparently it took even longer befor optimizing.
     
  9. allan

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    Okay, one last thing:

    Start
    Run
    Regedit

    Then navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

    Check the setting for EnablePrefetcher
    It should be 3. If it isn't, change it to 3.
     
  10. Outlaw21

    Outlaw21 Guest

    I'd be buying more RAM if I were you also. 128 is not going to cut it with XP.