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Thread: whats your fastest boot time on a pIII 700mhz-1ghz

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    Wow i feel scummy...I am loadin win2k (don't ask why, stability testing) on a p4 2Ghz, 1Gig DDR, 80Gb Sata...and it take me over a minute at least. I am in the 30+sec range just from hibernating. I am finally got it all setup nice and sweet, but those times are killin me. I am planning on going to XP Pro. But what about all the updatea and crap? Also, i have used n-lite only to make a sata driver bootable OS before, need some help on that...I know if i seach long enough i'll get results. Just wondering the basics before i start really applying time to it. I'm just gonna wait til after finals, but info for now would be great!

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    ^have you done any optimization yet?

    here are the things that i've noticed (in my research at least) to have significant impact on loading time (EWF & bootvis are XP exlcusive... i THINK):

    -setting all bos settings optimally (designating drives instead of auto-detecting, using the "quick boot" option, disabling things that aren't in use, disabling the memory check, etc...)
    -using Nlite to remove unneccesary services, drivers, and files
    -using bootvis to optimize bootup, then disable prefetching
    -using EWF? (the logic behind this, on a regular HD, would be to prevent fragmentation, i suppose?)
    -using minlogin (do this last as, i belive it disables bootvis)

    this is just from my lil bit of research though, so i could full well be wrong on any number of counts. If anybody has better answers & techniques, correct me

    also... this just occured to me... what kind of mobo is it?
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    i'm running on a biostar board. It's been around 6 months since i've put it in...and like 3 since i've been touchscreen-less....SO i am just getting around to getting it in tip top again. I forget a lot of the specs. I haven't done any optimizatons as of yet. I'm still trying to get it somewhere in decent shape before i start optimizin and tweaking. I am doing the research, just wanted to see what some people recomending.

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    P3 1.2/512/40GB 4200 RPM XP Pro SP2, stripped down... cold boot = ~35 seconds, resume from hibernate to centrafuse = ~ 10 seconds

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    I'll try to see if i can post my .ini file

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    Hey people i know this is totaly rong place to put this as i am doing my homework before i go ahead with everything,

    What PSU are you guys using to power your P3z? like looking at 160W DC-DC ATX stuff donno if its enougth to power the P3z??

    Worst comes to wors ill pick up a HOT Laptop for about 100$ and use that instead.

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    Wow your english sucks. I use an M1-ATX.
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    I'm trying to tweak mine right now. It's running so slow and it's a new install with only drivers, updates, prefetch tweaks, and the essential software like my front end, codecs, etc. My time is 70 seconds.

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    i have an amd duron 800mhz, takes about 45 seconds, but i have a full install of windows xp home, and have not tweaked/removed anything, runs quicker since i upgraded the hard drive!
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    PIII @ 1GHZ and 256 MB of RAM. BOOTVIS clocked it at 22 seconds, cold boot.

    I used XPlite to strip XP down a nlite version of XP pro.

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