Motherboards and Boot Up Time
ive been using an intel board stolen from a compaq desktop to run my carputer. its a pent III 733mhz in flex-atx form factor.
the problem is that its running the compaq/intel bios version, and boot up time is a *****. its taking 60 seconds to boot up each time, and thats with all these mods:
changed bios to quick start up
disabled cdrom in bios and windows
disabled other ide ports
removed windows boot up screen
ran microsoft bootvis
dumbed down windows for lowest graphic intense setting
removed any startup apps.
and much more
i'de say 15 seconds is dedicated to just displaying COMPAQ on the screen before windows even loads.
then 15 seconds of a black screen
then the windows logo
then 10 seconds of black screen
then 10 seconds of the blue windows screen
then about 10 seconds until windows is usable.
I have tried to download a newer bios version from intel or compaq but the seem to want nothing to do with this mobo, since it was a rare edition for this type of computer.
what are my options?
if i were to get a new mobo, maybe mini-itx format... how can i ensure i get a fast boot up time?
how fast are your boot up times?