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    Reducing my boot time bit by bit.

    I think I've done about every tweak on the internet for xp and I still have about a 35sec boot with hibernation. I have 600mhz 384ram. The thing I'm still ****ed of about is about 11 of those seconds are before the post even starts. It takes my computer 11 seconds to start the post. Then about a 5-10 second post and finally windows loads for the rest of the time. Is there any reason this happens? Is it a slow power supply? Or is this comepletely normal? And approx. how much more do you think I could reduce this too?

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    I got it down to about 30sec hibernation now. I used partition software to create a new partition. Should I move everything except windows over to the new partition? Will that mess anything up? Or should I just put my mp3s on the second partition? Im still trying to figure out if it is supposed to wait about 10 seconds before the post starts? Is there anything in the bios that will fix it?

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    do you really need that much RAM??? if you're booting from hibernation, the more ram you have the longer it takes to boot. (has to write the info from HD to ram). ditching a stick of ram will probably help if thats what you're trying to do.

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    i'm using xp
    the same amount of ram,
    1.3 celeron
    40gig 7200, ata 100 drive

    and I get 30 sec for a cold boot

    about 25 from hibernation
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    More Ram, slower post,
    don't know what the problem is with pre-post

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    Turn off memory checking in the BIOS?
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    Originally posted by masterful
    Turn off memory checking in the BIOS?

    This is what i did, and I'm down to 25 sec. cold start

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    I"d have to say if you really wanna end this issue you need to use standby/suspend mode. I use that and it takes about 5 secs from pressing the button to playing music again. There's no reason not to as long as u have an ATX power supply and drive your car regularly.

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    Its an old dell dimension slot 1 board, right? as its of an oem nature, there really isnt that much that you can do in their bioses, other than turn off all the extended checks and turn it to quickpost.
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    Flash IDE drive

    Have you thought about installing a flash IDE drive and running the primary OS off it?
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