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When you say boot is slow, are you talking about the entire boot process, or from when the windows splash screen first appears?

I found out the annoying way that when people were RAID'ing and saying "oh look at me my Windows boots in 7 seconds" they're not taking into account the extra 5 seconds you have to wait during the POST screens for the RAID to initialize.

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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

When you say boot is slow, are you talking about the entire boot process, or from when the windows splash screen first appears?

I found out the annoying way that when people were RAID'ing and saying "oh look at me my Windows boots in 7 seconds" they're not taking into account the extra 5 seconds you have to wait during the POST screens for the RAID to initialize.

-_-


It's my first time running Win 8.1 so I am not sure how to explain it, but basically once the flag comes up and the dots start to circle, it does like 3 and a half turns


There used to be a program that tests boot times ... does it still exist ?
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It's my first time running Win 8.1 so I am not sure how to explain it, but basically once the flag comes up and the dots start to circle, it does like 3 and a half turns


There used to be a program that tests boot times ... does it still exist ?

a stop watch tongue.gif

One thing you can do is open up the command line and type 'msconfig' and select the Startup Tab. You can uncheck the applications you wish to stop from loading with windows.

Windows 8.1 also has something like "Disk optimizer" or something like that. Run that for a few passes. Update any mobo drivers too.
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a stop watch tongue.gif

One thing you can do is open up the command line and type 'msconfig' and select the Startup Tab. You can uncheck the applications you wish to stop from loading with windows.

Windows 8.1 also has something like "Disk optimizer" or something like that. Run that for a few passes. Update any mobo drivers too.

Haha, guess a stopwatch could work as well, just figured that program would be more accurate.

I am currently using all the up to date drivers and will run the Disk optimizer today when I get home from work smile.gif
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