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Old 03-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Running a fairly decent system, Intel 6850 Dual Cores, 4 Gigs of Ram, Nvidia GT 8800, Sata Drive, but, I find that my boot up time is slow..

Now, I dont have alot to compare it to, so, what's everyone general boot up time? On boot up, I have the a few prgs, AVG, Picasa, and a few other standard (Audio, Nvidia Setting thing), etc..

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Hmmm ok, so how long are we talking from power on to desktop?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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some people think 30-40 seconds is unusually slow...if you're one of those, can't help you, lol

on my system, from pow on to pword screen and input, about 37 seconds I believe...then it may take another 25 seconds to settle down and load up the tray apps, avg/comodo
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some people think 30-40 seconds is unusually slow...if you're one of those, can't help you, lol

on my system, from pow on to pword screen and input, about 37 seconds I believe...then it may take another 25 seconds to settle down and load up the tray apps, avg/comodo
First part made me chuckle and mine probably boots up and settles down the same as yours...
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Yah, mine takes well over 2 mins to start.. I cant figure out why, it's a fairly fast system. Once everything is loaded up, it runs fine..

Start Up programs is pretty minimum.. done the usual defrag, utilities etc..

Thoughts?? It's a Sata at 160 Gigs, with about 40-50 Gigs free..
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The harddrive shouldn't have a lot to do with slow boot times. Maybe there's a background app that shouldn't be there that's booting up with the system, did you scan for virus and adware as well?
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What OS are you running?
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Running XP, and yah, checked for viruses and adware...it's clean..
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My laptop takes about 35 seconds from grub to the desktop. It has an AMD Sepron 3100+ , 768mb of ddr, and a 120gb 5400rpm IDE hard drive.

Try this. It will eliminate unnecessary programs running at startup and should give you a faster start up time.

Click on start > run > type "msconfig" without quotes. Go to the startup tab and disable everything except your antivirus and then click ok.
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You can try using BootVis. |MG| BootVis 1.3.37.0

While no longer officially endorsed by Microsoft, BootVis still works with XP.
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