Originally Posted by Alvin Myers
Well, now you are talking about 2 different things.
1. The length of the BIOS screen display depends on tha hardware configuration.
2. The time required to load Vista can be influenced by the amount of startup programs that will get started. As a rule of thumb, you can disable most anything in the startups (except your Security program and things you explicitely want like sidebar, etc.). You can also set startup programs for a delayed startup - e.g. 1,2,or 3 minutes later.