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Thread: quick, newbie friendly, 2000lite tutorial

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    I was having problems with booting but after looking at the instructions i think i may have the settings of sectors to 1 instead of 4. Will try tomorrow.

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    Got it setup properly. Even tried somethings that i found on other sites (like reduce paging) but my boot time from power on till loading myHtpc is a little under 2 and a half minutes. I havent even fully loaded all drivers like my usb remote and usb touchscreen. How are you guys achieving under a minute?

    My task manager shows about 44 megs of resources being used after i turned alot of services off according to this page (network settings):

    http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html

    I have an m10k w/ 256 ram and a 4 gig laptop drive.

    Any help would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenas

    I have an m10k w/ 256 ram and a 4 gig laptop drive.

    Any help would be great!
    How old is that laptop drive? They're not as fast as desktop drives most of the time. Older ones were around 4200rpm I think, slowest desktop drives are 5400rpm. 7200rpm drives would be nice. Might even use a WD Raptor 10000RPM if Via makes a Epia with SATA.

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    Ya actually thats what i was thinking might be the problem. I have a new 30 gig (desktop 7200 rpm) that im not using it but i didnt want to throw it in until the other drive actually dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leenas
    Ya actually thats what i was thinking might be the problem. I have a new 30 gig (desktop 7200 rpm) that im not using it but i didnt want to throw it in until the other drive actually dies.
    if it's slowing the system down, it's dead meat.

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    You can also speed up the system (and make it last longer, ie don't have to reinstall for a while) by making a seperate partition for your pagefile. This stops the system hard disk from becomming overly fragmented.

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    I may not be reading the directions right, but do you have to boot to the boot disk everytime??? I am thinking about doing this but if I have to boot to a CD everytime the system boots up I don't think it will be worth the few seconds that will be saved.

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    Another site that needs to be mentioned in this thread is http://www.blackviper.com/ sure he is a dork, and he lacks html skills... But the site has great content.

    He goes through the services that you can kill to get your system running FAST. He even provides some .reg files that disable the services you don't need.

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    Another place to start might be reading the whitepaper from MS on the very subject of "Fast System Startup for PCs Running Windows XP".

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/...oot-winxp.mspx

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    What method will give me the best boottime.
    2000lite from litepc.com
    or
    Vorcks 2000 Lite

    or both?

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