I found this tip on another forum and it speeds up my startup dramatically as Vista defaults to only using 1 core on bootup .... BUT ... a slight problem is that it gives an error and switches to selective start up rather than normal .. you'll probably see wht I mean when you try.
If anyone can solve this please let me know .... hre is the tip :
************ Go to the start menu find msconfig, if vista type in the search box click continue it might take a while to load up the system config, click on boot tab then click on advanced options and under number of processors select 2 to 8 depending the number of cores you have like a core 2 duo you have 2 so you select 2 then it will ask you to restart after you apply the options what this does is it utlizes all for your cores when it boots you may notice a bit of difference i have a core 2 duo and i saw a diffenence vista defults on 1 core apperently you can do this on xp i dont have a dual core on my xp runner but go ahead and try it. *********
mine shows 2 already. to stop the message, right click icon in toolbar, put mouse pointer over 'run blocked programs', a second line with 'system config' will appear. click that, tick 'dont show again' box. click ok.
if you change or block anything it's a selective start up. i have quite a few blocked programs at start up, web cam programs, msm, steam, defender and many other microsoft bit and pieces. my mptherboard vista drivers were a bit shaky so i set most things up manually, i may have done the 2 processor thing then, to be honest i cant remember, as i was running from my xp pc to this one. i think most people have selective start up, as most don't want everything running on auto start up.
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