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I copied the following and would like to know the answer. The site I copied this from wanted you to pay to join their forum to get the answer. I don't think so! How do I know when my computer is booted?
Asked by AnselAdams in Computer Hard Drives, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Windows XP Operating System
Tags: boot, load time, load, reboot, processes are done
I get this question fairly often from customers. They may be complaining of a slow computer and as soon as they see the desktop they start clicking on the browser, when that doesn't load they click on two or three other apps and then stare at the screen for a few seconds and then say, "See... this is what I am talking about... it will take a long time before I can get on the internet, and it use to not take this long."

After a minute or so they freak out when a bunch of windows start opening up and that is their second complaint.

After I tell them that their computer has not booted yet and they are rushing it, the final question comes, "How do I know when my computer is booted?"

I'm tired of telling them to look at the drive light and saying, "OK, there see how the light quit working... oh wait, there it goes again... you need to wait a little longer... ok now it stopped... oh, wait... ok, now... well, anyway, just don't try to get on the internet until the drive light stops flashing a lot."

I thought I would nip these customers complaint in the bud by simply downloading a program that will display or beep or play music, when everything if fully loaded.

But guess what? I can't find such a program. Does anyone know of any or even a small utility that I could utilize to say that indicates all the loading has finished?
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Tell them to turn on their computer, go out of the room for 3-5mins, come back, enter their login info if they have any, and go back out for 2-3mins.
    
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how about get a faster computer that doesn't take 15 minutes to transfer everything from the tiny amount of RAM you have into a paging file

after you get 5 full seconds of inactivity with the hard disk it is "booted"... more technically "loaded"
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how about get a faster computer that doesn't take 15 minutes to transfer everything from the tiny amount of RAM you have into a paging file

after you get 5 full seconds of inactivity with the hard disk it is "booted"... more technically "loaded"
LOL I know how to tell, I just want to know about the software for my mom. She's not so good with computers
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