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Jerry
Jerry • Jan 16, 2008

How to reduce computer booting time?

I want to restrict boot time of my windows xp machine to less than 40 seconds. Currently it takes about 70 seconds. What are different ways to do this?
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 17, 2008
Start--> Run--> msconfig.exe

Take out all extraneous programs, and services.

Alternatively,

Start--> Run--> services.msc

Go through each service and make manual the ones which you do not want

Faster RAM, Faster HDD, Hibernate support would also help. Needless to say Faster CPUs as well 😀
mahul
mahul • Jan 17, 2008
I would like to chip in with some more..
there are lots of hardware that we do not use but takes up time to start up.
for example back usb ports, lpt13 port, bluetooths, in some cases lan ports, internal modems and such stuff.
u can disable all those(even hardware that u use occasionally)
anyway u can enable them after u boot up in case u ever need them
hope this would help in bringing down ur boot up time at least by a little
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 17, 2008
Didnt think of those ... good point Mahul.
MaRo
MaRo • Jan 17, 2008
Getting more RAM.
rick
rick • Jan 19, 2008
mahul
I would like to chip in with some more..
there are lots of hardware that we do not use but takes up time to start up.
for example back usb ports, lpt13 port, bluetooths, in some cases lan ports, internal modems and such stuff.
u can disable all those(even hardware that u use occasionally)
anyway u can enable them after u boot up in case u ever need them
hope this would help in bringing down ur boot up time at least by a little
Thank you for sharing the information!
Rocker
Rocker • Jan 24, 2008
kidakaka
Start--> Run--> msconfig.exe

Take out all extraneous programs, and services.

Alternatively,

Start--> Run--> services.msc

Go through each service and make manual the ones which you do not want

Faster RAM, Faster HDD, Hibernate support would also help. Needless to say Faster CPUs as well 😀
Thanks for the information.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 28, 2008
Anytime Rocker!
EGYSHIMO
EGYSHIMO • Jan 28, 2008
great ideas.. i tried it before & its efect was great ..

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