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<30 seconds 10 19.23%
1 minute 22 42.31%
2 minutes 10 19.23%
3 minutes 1 1.92%
4 minutes 4 7.69%
5 minutes 5 9.62%
6 minutes 0 0%
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8 minutes 0 0%
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Re: Your Boot Length
Old 04-25-2006, 12:50 PM   #21
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Good idea, but I already did that. Probably time to upgrade.
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Re: Your Boot Length
Old 04-25-2006, 01:32 PM   #22
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Re: Your Boot Length

Good idea, but I already did that. Probably time to upgrade.
Its likely more a sign of needing to reinstall windows and format the HDD to clean out all the unwanted TSRs than it is to get a new PC. I checked 5 minutes boot time on mine, but my PC is loaded with TSRs. My virus scanner is a real resource hog, and my network stuff slows the boot down too. But it isnt that my pc is old (3.06G p4, 2 Gigs of ram, Radeon X850 XTPE Video, ATA133 80GB HDD). My HDD is defragged too, its just that i boot a lot of crap all at once to start.

Just think back to how fast it booted when you first bought it/built it. if it was fast back then, then you know its not your hardware =p. PC equipment doesnt get slower with age. it either works fully or it doesnt.

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:31 PM   #23
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What Az said. When I did the reinstall/reformat on my laptop last week, I was dumbfounded at how fast it started up when nothing was loading. Maybe 30 seconds. Once you start loading all the drivers, support software, virus/spyware tsr's, etc., it takes much longer. Try reformatting and reinstalling windows before you trash the machine (if you have a few hours to babysit your machine while you reinstall).
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:42 PM   #24
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Right, I agree, but I figure if I'm going to reformat/reinstall then I may as well upgrade to XP. But the whole reason I've never upgraded, is it will take me weeks to reinstall all the millions of apps I have and getting all the settings taken care of.

Imagine, if when you installed an app, it put all of it's stuff in one directory -- all of it's settings, everything it needs. If you want to upgrade your computer, you just copy the directory. The registry is one of the world's stupidest inventions.

I just spent an hour doing registry tweaks and eliminating services, etc. Deleted about 100 unused (maybe) fonts. Saved about 10 seconds on the boot.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #25
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Psst... it's called Unix

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