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By rmaghedon ·
I've purchased some computers built to spec, they boot up a lot slower than the mass produced models I already have. Is their a software application I could use to change this

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Speeding up the boot up process

by TheChas In reply to Speeding up the boot up p ...

There are many settings throughout the system that affect boot time.

Start in BIOS settings;
Disable all drives that you do not have installed. This way the bios doesn't wait for a drive that is not there to respond.
Set memory test to quick. You usually don't need to scan the memory 3 times.
Set report floppy drives to no.
Detect, or manually set the parameters for all installed IDE drives.
Make the Hard drive the first boot device.

Then In Windows;
Disable or remove any program that is in startup that you do not need. If you have it, use msconfig (from the run box) click on the startup tab, and disable all software that you don't need installed at boot.

In system properties;
Click on the performance tab.
Set floppy drives to not search.
Set computer type to network server.

That is the bulk of the tricks that I use.

Chas

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by Matte Kudasai In reply to Speeding up the boot up p ...

Also, avoid cluttering up your desktop with anything other than shortcuts. Keep documents in folders, not on your desktop. I can't tell you how many people I've helped with this same problem. Their machine booted slowly on a new build, then I come to find out they have 20-meg files sitting directly on their desktop. Move files to folders, and replace with shortcuts...problem solved.

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