boot is sooo damn slooow

apu95

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#1
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
 
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doofy

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#3
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.
 

apu95

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#4
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
 
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allan

Guest
#6
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
 
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stuy_b

Guest
#7
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
 

apu95

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#8
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.
 
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allan

Guest
#9
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.
 

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