How long to boot up ....?

  stoner 21:34 14 Apr 2004

Hey Guys!

How long should I expect my trusty ol laptop to bootup with XP Pro?

Is it my imagination or is it getting slower? I have timed it at 4 minutes from Splash screen to being able to start a program.

I suspect that Windows Update Downloads have something to do with it.

And before anyone asks, No! I don't have loads of programs running in the system tray. Just Zone Alarm and network connection icon.

  matt1234 21:39 14 Apr 2004

it takes my laptop 30secs try runnin scandiscs or defrag

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:39 14 Apr 2004

30 seconds or so is the norm. My desktop takes less than that to boot up and I have an embarrassing amount of start ups. I don't have a firewall though ;-)))


  VoG II 21:41 14 Apr 2004

A bit long - mine (desktop) takes a minute and a half. Try running click here

  Djohn 21:50 14 Apr 2004

XP Pro. 29 seconds from pressing the go button on the tower unit to a fully working desktop. 2 seconds later I can be typing the first word in "Word". j.

  stoner 21:54 14 Apr 2004

Thanks for that VoG, I will give it a try,

  GaT7 21:57 14 Apr 2004

Does a Clean boot make any difference? - click here if you need to know how.

  ade.h 21:57 14 Apr 2004

Mine's about 20 secs from power on to fully ready, including the RAID array waking up.

  Quiller. 22:02 14 Apr 2004

From a while ago.

click here

  Gaz 25 05:53 15 Apr 2004

around 16 secs

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