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I found that setting your DVD / CD drives to appropriate Master / Slave settings will increase your computers boot time considerably!
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15 Bars , 1 Seagate Barracuda @ 7200 RPM IDE Windows Xp PRO and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 Prescott with HT, with 2 Gigs of ram, and no pagefile
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WOW really? go through your msconfig and see if you don't have any adware/spyware programs running that you don't know about.
    
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post #24 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I found that setting your DVD / CD drives to appropriate Master / Slave settings will increase your computers boot time considerably!


care to elaborate on that finding?
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post #25 of 47
An old Athlon 64 3500+ Rig with a Seagate 7200.9 80GB SATA HDD of mine had a loading time of 4 bars.

But for pure speed, check out GIGABYTE's i-ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815168001

And some videos: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...753709&q=i-ram
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...608397&q=i-ram
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post #26 of 47
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care to elaborate on that finding?
When I build my uncles system I was not happy with the 18 bars or so on the Windows load screen. The POST message also lagged quite a bid. So I went and inspected and found that there were jumpers on the back of the DVD drives. I set one to master and one to slave. I then put the proper cables on them (Most IDE cables will be marked Master / Slave). Whalla, XP load bar down to 2 cycles, no more POST lag.
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post #27 of 47
WinXP pro
opty144@ 2.7Ghz
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512 ram @ 250Mhz
2 loading bars... total boot time about 13secs after the BIOS
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post #28 of 47
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you must have a pretty lean startup there subtle.
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post #29 of 47
hells yeah! tweaking XP ftw!
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post #30 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
I do not think CPU plays a significant role in the boot sequence (assuming you have a fairly powerful CPU)
You would be surprised to see how much it goes into play. Try running a "benchmark" with Microsoft BootVis. It will run at 100% CPU usage most of the time (though I don't know with your Xeon, but that's what it does with my CPU.)
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