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    ...Do you guys REALLY think windows can't boot up in less than 20secs....
    Then please tell us how !
    Otherwise it would sound like the story off the guy who has 5 tft-screens in the car, with 2 computers and stuff, but no pictures... (I know this story wasn't true, but I think you get my point)

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    Raas,

    You forgot to mention that I have a screen in my steering wheel and as I turn the wheel the screen turns the opposite so that at all times its level, but still no pictures, j/k!
    But anyway, dudah, it sounds like it takes more than a minute for you to boot. Im booting in about 50 sec using 98SE and it is booted by the time Im out of my apartment parking lot. Have you actually clocked its boot time? Have you applied all the tweaks for Bios as well as Windows? If you are looking for pure boot, then sure go with DOS but if you EVER intend to do more, stick with Windows, its not as bad as people like to think it is.

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    hihiihihihihihhhih.. lol...

    Yeah man...
    I made this cup-holder for my car..
    It tilts and swivvels when I accelerate and brake the car, and while driving throug corners... (I watch to much pepsi-commercials.. )

    Just to spoil nothing of the drink.. hahaha.
    J/K

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    If your not poor like me, invest in a fast 5-700 meg scsi hd and your boot times will be cut in half. Then put all your non-os files on a dif hd..

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    22 secs for my p100 to boot.

    I'm using DOS/MPXPLAY, thats with network drivers too. Oh and thats mapping 2 network drives (its in my lounge room till my ps arrives).

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    Originally posted by Dr.Sparkle:
    <STRONG>If your not poor like me, invest in a fast 5-700 meg scsi hd and your boot times will be cut in half. Then put all your non-os files on a dif hd..</STRONG>
    Not if 90% of your boot time is mobo post. Mine takes 20 seconds for post, and then about 3 seconds to load OS, player and playlist, and have a list of songs ready to play.


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    I put mine in and out of suspend mode, takes a few seconds each way. works great.

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    Originally posted by Rob Withey:
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    Not if 90% of your boot time is mobo post. Mine takes 20 seconds for post, and then about 3 seconds to load OS, player and playlist, and have a list of songs ready to play.


    Rob</STRONG>
    20 seconds to post? if you used a scsi controller or an ata 100 controller, i could see 20 seconds to post. either that or you need a new stop watch. i made an mp3 player to go on my stereo rack at home. p133 overclocked to 150 and winME. why winme? because i have a 10 second boot from hibernate and i can use winamp....as for my car i just bought a kenwood mp3 player. heh....boots in <1 second.

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    Originally posted by fbt:
    <STRONG>

    20 seconds to post? if you used a scsi controller or an ata 100 controller, i could see 20 seconds to post. either that or you need a new stop watch. i made an mp3 player to go on my stereo rack at home. p133 overclocked to 150 and winME. why winme? because i have a 10 second boot from hibernate and i can use winamp....as for my car i just bought a kenwood mp3 player. heh....boots in <1 second.</STRONG>
    Stopwatch is just fine, thanks. :-)
    Mobo is an em-586, no scsi, not ata-100, just plain old ide, with a primary master laptop drive.

    Hibernate would probably gain me nothing, my os, player software and playlist load in about 3 secs.


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    you must be auto detecting something, or maybe you should play around with the jumpers on the hd....

    for example, i know that western digital hds that are set as master with no slave will take up to a minute to autodetect (if it detects at all like that, sometimes they do sometimes they dont) if you use no jumper they boot just as they should

    i dont know if laptop hds are different or what. im not sure if they have master/slave jumpers. if yours does i would try some other settings...

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