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post #11 of 19
Defragmenting will not make a big difference if your boot drive is NTFS, just be aware of that.
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My E6300 (hell, even this rig) loads Windows quickly compared to everyone else on OCN. I never know why. It only takes (took) 3-4 bars on my E6300, and it only takes 8-9 on this T-Bird...

Oh well. Only thing I do different is disable all startup items.
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Try Advance Windowcare by Iobit

I used to get 8-10 bars before running that program. After that, I've never gotten any more than 3.
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I'll have to get back to this issue after I fix another. I messed up my BIOS. Those who have replied, I will give you a rep, after all has been fixed. Thanks to the replies anyways.
post #15 of 19
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I tested bootvis and the advance windowcare, only bootvis does "seem" to make a difference in loading, but it's somewhat the same even with the slower bars. With the faster bars, getting into the desktop becomes slower, so if there's a difference, I really cannot see it. Maybe if I try to time it, there could be. One thing I dislike about the programs because for some reason when you use it, some configuration changes, like how the task bar system tray does not slide anymore, it just basically opens when you expand and closes when you collapse, and it also changes the the effects for the desktop, like the right click, it no longer is fade but becomes default, I guess. Anyway to stop it from doing that? If not how do you fix the system tray into sliding again? Did I mention, it only works after system optimization?
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by hiKaRux3 View Post
^ Could some hardware update fix that?


It's a freshly installed Windows XP Professional.
Interesting, I'll try that thing too after I defragment the hard drive, PiratesRule.
XP takes 2 1/2 bar strokes for me so there is other things going on with your setup obviously.
post #17 of 19
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^ What could it be? Well, I cannot tell now, since I kind of messed up the bios, waiting for tech to reply to E-Mail. I also doubt it is hardware incompatibility since everything is onboard. The only external devices I have is a floppy drive and a DVD burner. Then of course, a hard drive, a sata hard drive to be exact.
post #18 of 19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OlhKL98gsg

Heres a video of my boot time to desktop...it starts from pressing the power button.
post #19 of 19
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Is that a fresh windows xp? You have nothing in the start up right? I kind of made a mistake with a different type of information in mind when I said fresh. It is freshly installed, but I installed other programs too. Basically what is running is kaspersky 6 and all the needed drivers. Well, now it seemed to back down to 11-12 bars once I made some optimization with the computer. But I have to say, I'm so envious, that was a very quick boot up.
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