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How can I improve my boot time? video attached

post #1 of 19
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So i just made a video of my computer bootup....can i do anything to improve the boot time? for example, maybe get rid of the post screen etc?

Here's the link to the video of my bootup

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_2YV2jVBJg[/ame]

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 19
This is normal I have an ASUS MB and it does the same thing for me. I have the Sabertooth X58 and it has a ASUS splashscreen. I don't mind it, I just turn it on and go get a drink.
post #3 of 19
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I thought a Vertex 3 would improve it but it's about the same as I was getting with my Spinpoint F3
post #4 of 19
hmm...that seems really slow for an SSD...45 second boot time? I think my SATA system boots up in that amount of time, thought the point of SSD was quick load times, including but not limited to the OS...?
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Yea, that definitely seems slow for an SSD. For my Gskill SSD generally when the balls form the windows logo on boot, it goes straight into windows 7 without needing to wait that long.
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post #6 of 19
Looks fine to me. My M11x with a SandForce drive boots up in 40 seconds. My desktop with a Caviar Black 750 GB takes at least two minutes. My work computer with some generic old SATA drive takes around 10 including startup processes after login.
post #7 of 19
You can reduce start up time by:
  • Reducing the number of programs that start up with windows
  • Disable unnecssary services e.g tablet pc services
  • Click "start" type "msconfig", on the boot tab tick the option "no GUI boot"
  • In the BIOS there might be a quick boot option. If there is make sure it is enabled
  • Also in the BIOS in the boot order, it might help to disable any boot devices apart from your hard drives. This speeds up your system as your pc isn't trying to boot from other boot devices.
  • In msconfig, in the boot tab click advanced options, check "No. of processors" and select the maximum number from the drop down menu. Then press ok
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post #8 of 19
That does seem a bit slow.
The board/hardware booting up take's about the same time for me but the windows itself loads alot faster here for me, even think a vertex3 is faster then my old intel ssd.

Go start>>>Accessories>>>Run>>>Type: msconfig
In here go to Boot>>>Advanced options. Select number of processors and set it 4.
Leave memory alone !!
Exit advanced options.
on the boot tab you can also disable the windows boot up logo with selecting/marking "no GUI boot"

Dont know if this will help you much though.
Do you have your drive in AHCI ? might shave of a second or 2.
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post #9 of 19
That's definitely unusually slow for an SSD, even with that many programs. Try benchmarking your SSD and compare it to others.
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post #10 of 19
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Thanks for the input guys......so i did the "no GUI boot" and enabled all 4 processors....not after the post screen it just shows blue dots on top left corner and then goes straight into windows but not sure if it shaved off any time off the boot time. See the attached video ....appreciate all the help!


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjFNWjLesE[/ame]
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