I have a wicked 2 minute boot time.

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Well as you can see from the tittle what my problem is i shall begin by specs.

Msi k8t neo fstr Athlon 64 2800 (socket 754)

512 Geil 3200

Raptor (10k rpm sata 36.8g)

I think thats all you need to know for this problem.

I have tried nuking my Hd before after i just installed it and noticed but its always the same. There is only the OS and CounterStrike, I keep all my programs on a slave.

someone please tell me how i can get a faster boot time.
I am sick and tiered of my friends celeron using xp and booting in 4 seconds. (I am not joking)
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Need more information...

1. Do you see the memory slowly count up?
2. How long does it take to detect the Video card?
3. How long does it take to detect the Hard Drive?
4. How long does it take to get to Windows XP loading screen?
5. How long does it take to on the loading screen to get to desktop or profile selection?
6. How long does it take under Safe Mode?
7. Is your profile on a network server?
8. Do you have the latest Mobo driver downloaded from the website?
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Yes latest mobo driver.

This time is only xp boat screen not counting that.
It instantly counts up how much memory in the snap of your fingers.
It detects everything quick with no hassle.
Same time in safe mode.
Profile is not.

Its just that xp loading screen. Oh yeah xp pro SP2
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hm

I imagine you have a fan system below the harddrive, as 10krpm Gets real hot.

have you over clocked your parts in the pasT?
have you defragmented your comp.. ever?
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Yes i do have ~12 fans


Thermaltake


i don't have cooling problems trust me



Like i said up there i have nuked it and the problem doesn't go away

and yes i do defrag.
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Go into System Properties , Advanced , Startup & Recovery ,
And check that under System start up ,that both box's are un-checked, and it states ( Microsoft Windows XP " /fastdetect)

Then if you want to try this, (TuneXP) it's a small utility that will help your boot times, unlike BootVis , this really works.lol

http://www.driverheaven.net/dforce/show ... =txp_about

download :
http://www.driverheaven.net/dforce/show ... p_download
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Have you used this "tunexp" your self? im not very trusting of extra "help" programs.
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I can see that your concept of the Personal Computer
has got a long way to go ,And I don't have that kind
of time to baby sit you ,so you do what you feel is correct .


If your not going to use tools at your disposal ,than maybe
you can mind mellt with it and have it do your bidding .lol
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Sorry didn't call for a baby sitter i just didn't want another crappy program on my computer i was wondering if you had any experience with it. As you can see from my first post i try to keep a light load on programs. especially ones that run during boot time.

FYI I have a small business of refurbishing and building gaming and personal computers local because no here does it. I am not "dim" when it comes to hardware, but i don't know every program there is.
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How about unplugging the hard drive and booting Knoppix from a cd? This will let you know if it is a mobo problem or something else. I have a suspicion that that pretty hard drive of yours might be the culprit.
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What is knoppix and where do i get it?

I never heard of this, but this sounds good.
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http://www.knoppix.org/

It is a package of Linux that runs completely from the CD, no hard drive use at all.
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wow, 4 mins? my 3 year old box doesnt start up that slow, however, i just formatted, only OS and MICROFFICE
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Did anyone think to check the event log and see if there are any system errors noted there during boot?
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good point atno.i tryed tune xp never liked it .
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SP2 has a real long boot process.
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yeah, ive noticed that on some older boxes running it, but for mine, it actually did what it promised, some what, MADE IT BETTER
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I beleive a graphics card improves start uptime (correct me if wrong) and id make sure ur ram working correctly
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4ss_munk3y wrote:
yeah, ive noticed that on some older boxes running it, but for mine, it actually did what it promised, some what, MADE IT BETTER


Oh I wasn't dissing SP2 other than taking longer to boot my systems both run much better with it than they did without.
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or try hitting F8 just before the windows XP screen, then selecting the "Confirm" option (or whatever it's called) to see exactly WHERE it's slowing down
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Bgnn32 wrote:
SP2 has a real long boot process.


Not true. My boot takes between 14 and 20 seconds. I have had XP on this machine for well over a year and have not reinstalled.
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true, but for older computers, like my mothers, a 96 box running sp2, it takes anywhere from 5-8 mins to boot, its been defragged, formatted, and its got a better video card, and more ram than me, only thing she lacks is processor speed
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ScienceOfSpock wrote:
Bgnn32 wrote:
SP2 has a real long boot process.


Not true. My boot takes between 14 and 20 seconds. I have had XP on this machine for well over a year and have not reinstalled.


Yea your running XP, but do you have SP2?
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i have tunexp on this computer and it took about 6 secs off my boot time
its a pretty nice piece of software if you can get a noncorrupt exe of it
it took me a day to fine a noncorrupt exe of tunexp 1.5
it worked for me

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