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    Debian/Gentoo/LFS/BLFS/Slackware Linux, all can be slim. Much faster, much more userfriendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by churnopol
    2000lite on a 10k rpm sata hd. Used bootvis, disabled services, and cleaned up reg for a 3 second boot from hibernation. Also upgrade bios which fixed a boot lag that is popular on via mobos

    Can you please provide some information on 2000 lite.... Also I am unable to set up the hyberanation mode on my M10000.

    Please advice

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    I'm curious to know how to get Windows XP to boot in ~30 seconds.
    I did a fresh install, service pack 1, critical updates etc. I also followed the steps in someones post (sorry can't remember who's) to disable uneeded services, boot and system performance enhancements etc... I even went through the items on tweakxp.com (great site). Basically i went through every thing i could find on the net, still it takes ~60 seconds from pressing the power button to the hour glass cursor dissapearing. The longest part of the process is logging in.

    Does anyone know what i can do or try to speed up the login process. I tried mucking around with a custom shell when loggin on, but it takes even longer.
    I couldn't get XP to even boot to a custom shell, it would default to Safe Mode.

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    I assume your autologin is working right? Why do you need SP1 if your computer is going to be in your car all the time? In my case, I have nothing but XP and my media files and on my system, Ican get it to the main screen in about 40 seconds. If Idisable all the services that I don't use, I can cut it down to about 30 seconds.

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    I say dont waste time cutting boot times, resuming from hibernation or standby takes less than ten secs

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    Quote Originally Posted by churnopol
    2000lite on a 10k rpm sata hd. Used bootvis, disabled services, and cleaned up reg for a 3 second boot from hibernation. Also upgrade bios which fixed a boot lag that is popular on via mobos
    What is bootvis?
    - My project would be in the works right now...
    - (sorry for my english :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechrekt
    What is bootvis?
    BootVis is a tool made by Microsoft for Windows XP That analyzes the boot process of windows through to login, then it optimizes the system accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    I assume your autologin is working right? Why do you need SP1 if your computer is going to be in your car all the time? In my case, I have nothing but XP and my media files and on my system, Ican get it to the main screen in about 40 seconds. If Idisable all the services that I don't use, I can cut it down to about 30 seconds.

    Check on your services.
    I have it automatically logging in as administrator. I had to create a batch file that modifies the registry to get it to login in each time. Every time the admin logs in, the registry entry would default back.

    Yes i have disabled an incredible amount of services. I installed spk1 and updates, because i want the computer to be easily removable and used as a general PC and a HTPC.

    I might make a backup image and reinstall XP - bare minimum.
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    what exactly is the difference between standby and hibernation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    Debian/Gentoo/LFS/BLFS/Slackware Linux, all can be slim. Much faster, much more userfriendly.
    Isnt there issues with *nix coming out of hibernate / suspend to ram. I thought they were still working on the ACPI project. You missed RH, and no, I wouldnt recommend it. I use a debian based distrobution.
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