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    VIA Boot Times

    I know there are several threads about Post and Boot times but there aren't any specific to the VIA Boards. I have the M10000 and my boot time is now 65 seconds with XP SP2. What are yours?

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    Via m10000k XP Pro SP2 nlited
    5 second opus delay
    5 seconds on bios
    44 seconds after i turn my key i have my frontend loaded
    59 seconds after i turn my key music starts playing

    short answer 59 seconds
    but the windows booting process only takes about 34
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    I'm thinking about stripping down my windows install to see if it helps increase my time. I just did some tweaks and it is still taking 65 seconds exactly to put from switch to windows

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    Okay, so I upgraded my hard drive today and nlited my own copy of Windows XP SP2. My boot time is now just under 21 seconds! What a Difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlesk View Post
    Okay, so I upgraded my hard drive today and nlited my own copy of Windows XP SP2. My boot time is now just under 21 seconds! What a Difference!
    When I read the first 2 posts I was like "whoa... there is something seriously wrong here". 1minute for boot time is rediculous. That means something is not setup right.

    Harddrive will do the trick indeed. Also disable whatever you don't need in the BIOS. Speeds it up a bit too. And of course use wuick post after the initial startup.

    I get music in about 20 seconds as well with a full copy of XP Pro.
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    Yeah, it was really bad! I was hoping to get boot in under 20 seconds, but i think it's going to be a little difficult.

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    Hi mdlesk,

    on my last rebuild, I documented the attached to try and get down to the elusive sub 20 sec boot time.

    Squeezing the juice out of an EPIA MII

    My findings however got me a Bootvis boot time of 16 secs, but then you need to add the bios boot, and any delays for your power up controller. The upshot is that from turning the key to getting music playing for me was around 50 secs, even with a documented 16 sec boot !

    I am sure other things can be done to assist. I have also started to build my PC's using Bullet XP which appears to be (for me) the most stable I have found, while still offering wireless support. It gets your install down to around 17 running processes, so the little epia appears to fly !

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the documentary! I never knew Bootvis could be used to indicate boot times prior to operating system boot up. Have you considered disabling application layer gateway service, automatic updates, computer browser, error reporting, secondary logon, print spooler, security center, system restore from services.msc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinist View Post
    Thanks for the documentary! I never knew Bootvis could be used to indicate boot times prior to operating system boot up. Have you considered disabling application layer gateway service, automatic updates, computer browser, error reporting, secondary logon, print spooler, security center, system restore from services.msc?
    Hi Machinist,

    Bootvis doesn't show BIOS boot times ! This is one of the difficulties when quoting boot times. My boot time is close to 50 secs when you take into account

    Turning the key to power up M2-ATX 5 secs
    BIOS BOOT 10 secs
    Windows boot prior to Bootvis being kicked off 10 secs
    RR boot to usable

    All in all from turning the key to rr operational is around 50 secs, but Bootvis shows a 16-17 sec boot !

    I am not that good around knowling what services can be removed, which is why I have started to use Bullet XP. This ends up with only 19 processes after boot, including RR and winamp, and saves me from further investigation !

    A good tip though for others to look at.

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    For one very fast System,with EPIA MB,I use "TinyXP Beast Edition v5" ,one ultra lite version of XP SP2.

    Little use of CPU and RAM....best solution for CarPC system.

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