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    Fingerprint Scanners

    Im using a fingerprint to log into my carputer, i want to know if it is possible to reduce the post. Is there anyway to make it boot without posting and showing the bios MEGA screen and checking the drives. I want to just switch on and then find the screen that requests my fingerprint. Can it be done?

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    I think you can't avoid POST all together, though some BIOSs may permit you to shorten the display of POST info. (quick post)

    Also try defining your mass storage in BIOS (rather than auto detect), it will be a little faster.

    Windows will take some time to load as will the print scanning software. You're up for a bit of wait no matter.
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    ok, thanks for your reply, but has any one else here using a fingerprint scanner? my average boot time is 12 sec i think and its running up with media car.

    Is there any way i can make mediacar run as a system process without putting it in start up tab?

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    No way to reduce POST, (Power On System Test) it's something a system has to do everytime.. for troubleshooting purposes.
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    The only thing you can take out of POST is mem test, like the above poster said, nothing you can do about POST.

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    Is there any way i can make mediacar run as a system process without putting it in start up tab?
    Yep... but i can't recall the thread ID that discusses it.. try searching some more for 'auto run' or some such.
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    Do you mean using the Run registry entry or as an actual NT Service?

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    run it as a registry entry so with windows it will start. Or what are the advatages of it as a NT service?

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    I don't think there are any advantages of running it as an NT service (maybe automatic restart in case it crashes). To have it just start up go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run . I was just wondering what they meant when they said "service" if they actually meant an NT service or just the Run key. You could also set it as the default shell which may speed things up a bit since you don't need to start up explorer.

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    Can you break it down and explain words like shell?

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