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  1. #1


    Debbie Guest

    quick boot?

    I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the desktop
    shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally I see
    my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.

    I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot do
    that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.

    I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2) or the
    boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?

    I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with Vista
    Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.

    Thanks!!
    Debbie
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    Re: quick boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the desktop
    shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally I see
    my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.

    I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot do
    that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.

    I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2) or the
    boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?

    I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with Vista
    Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.

    Thanks!!
    Debbie
    --
    Debbie
    Hi Debbie,

    This tutorial will show you how to do a quick restart by explorer.exe or logoff and logon.

    Restart Explorer

    Shawn

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  4. #3


    Debbie Guest

    Re: quick boot?


    --
    Debbie


    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Debbie;528704 Wrote:

    > > I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    > > screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the
    > > desktop
    > > shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally
    > > I see
    > > my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.
    > >
    > > I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot
    > > do
    > > that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.
    > >
    > > I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2)
    > > or the
    > > boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?
    > >
    > > I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with
    > > Vista
    > > Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.
    > >
    > > Thanks!!
    > > Debbie
    > > --
    > > Debbie
    >
    > Hi Debbie,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to do a quick restart by explorer.exe
    > or logoff and logon.
    >
    > Restart Explorer
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    HI Shawn -

    While this tutorial taught me something new and useful, and I thank you for
    that - it did not really answer my question.

    I am looking for a list of changes, or a change, in the BOOT process - a
    cold boot if you will - so that the computer ready to use quicker! I have
    looked in the F2 and F12 bios options, and cannot find what I was told is a
    "Quick boot" feature. This supposedly eliminates the RAM check (remember the
    old DOS RAM check? You could see it on the screen as it went through all the
    RAM?) and other slow boot processes.

    Thanks again for your response!

    Debbie

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  5. #4


    Carl G Guest

    Re: quick boot?

    What you are refering to is called silent boot in my bios under boot
    options on an intel board desktop.

    --
    Carl G

    "Debbie" <Debbie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:45739CCA-1A72-42DB-A95F-FA17908A1FB9@xxxxxx

    >
    > --
    > Debbie
    >
    >
    > "brink" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Debbie;528704 Wrote:

    >> > I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    >> > screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the
    >> > desktop
    >> > shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally
    >> > I see
    >> > my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.
    >> >
    >> > I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot
    >> > do
    >> > that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.
    >> >
    >> > I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2)
    >> > or the
    >> > boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?
    >> >
    >> > I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with
    >> > Vista
    >> > Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks!!
    >> > Debbie
    >> > --
    >> > Debbie
    >>
    >> Hi Debbie,
    >>
    >> This tutorial will show you how to do a quick restart by explorer.exe
    >> or logoff and logon.
    >>
    >> Restart Explorer
    >>
    >> Shawn
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> brink
    >>
    >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    >> WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >>
    >
    > HI Shawn -
    >
    > While this tutorial taught me something new and useful, and I thank you
    > for
    > that - it did not really answer my question.
    >
    > I am looking for a list of changes, or a change, in the BOOT process - a
    > cold boot if you will - so that the computer ready to use quicker! I have
    > looked in the F2 and F12 bios options, and cannot find what I was told is
    > a
    > "Quick boot" feature. This supposedly eliminates the RAM check (remember
    > the
    > old DOS RAM check? You could see it on the screen as it went through all
    > the
    > RAM?) and other slow boot processes.
    >
    > Thanks again for your response!
    >
    > Debbie

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  6. #5


    Debbie Guest

    Re: quick boot?

    Thanks "Carl G" I will look into it.
    --
    Debbie


    "Carl G" wrote:

    > What you are refering to is called silent boot in my bios under boot
    > options on an intel board desktop.
    >
    > --
    > Carl G
    >
    > "Debbie" <Debbie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:45739CCA-1A72-42DB-A95F-FA17908A1FB9@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > --
    > > Debbie
    > >
    > >
    > > "brink" wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >> Debbie;528704 Wrote:
    > >> > I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    > >> > screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the
    > >> > desktop
    > >> > shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally
    > >> > I see
    > >> > my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.
    > >> >
    > >> > I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot
    > >> > do
    > >> > that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.
    > >> >
    > >> > I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2)
    > >> > or the
    > >> > boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?
    > >> >
    > >> > I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with
    > >> > Vista
    > >> > Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks!!
    > >> > Debbie
    > >> > --
    > >> > Debbie
    > >>
    > >> Hi Debbie,
    > >>
    > >> This tutorial will show you how to do a quick restart by explorer.exe
    > >> or logoff and logon.
    > >>
    > >> Restart Explorer
    > >>
    > >> Shawn
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> brink
    > >>
    > >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > >> WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > >>
    > >
    > > HI Shawn -
    > >
    > > While this tutorial taught me something new and useful, and I thank you
    > > for
    > > that - it did not really answer my question.
    > >
    > > I am looking for a list of changes, or a change, in the BOOT process - a
    > > cold boot if you will - so that the computer ready to use quicker! I have
    > > looked in the F2 and F12 bios options, and cannot find what I was told is
    > > a
    > > "Quick boot" feature. This supposedly eliminates the RAM check (remember
    > > the
    > > old DOS RAM check? You could see it on the screen as it went through all
    > > the
    > > RAM?) and other slow boot processes.
    > >
    > > Thanks again for your response!
    > >
    > > Debbie
    >
    >

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  7. #6


    Debbie Guest

    Re: quick boot?

    Carl -

    i have a "quiet boot" in the boot area of the bios. It is enabled. I do not
    have a silent boot or a quick boot anywhere - F2 of F12 - to get into the
    bios.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again!

    Debbie
    --
    Debbie


    "Carl G" wrote:

    > What you are refering to is called silent boot in my bios under boot
    > options on an intel board desktop.
    >
    > --
    > Carl G
    >
    > "Debbie" <Debbie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:45739CCA-1A72-42DB-A95F-FA17908A1FB9@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > --
    > > Debbie
    > >
    > >
    > > "brink" wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >> Debbie;528704 Wrote:
    > >> > I am sitting for 4 or 5 minutes while my system boots. There is a black
    > >> > screen, then the window's progress bar (RAM check?) and then the
    > >> > desktop
    > >> > shows with no icons. Then the screen blinks TWICE to black and finally
    > >> > I see
    > >> > my icons. But the computer is not ready to use yet.
    > >> >
    > >> > I used to go into the msconfig and tweak the startup stuff but I cannot
    > >> > do
    > >> > that in Vista. I am TOO afraid I am going to mess it all up.
    > >> >
    > >> > I read an article on Quick boot, but cannot find it in the setup (F2)
    > >> > or the
    > >> > boot device selection (F12) on this computer. Any ideas?
    > >> >
    > >> > I have a Toshiba A135-S4487 Laptop that was bought new in Feb 07 with
    > >> > Vista
    > >> > Home Premium. Love it but takes SO much time to start working.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks!!
    > >> > Debbie
    > >> > --
    > >> > Debbie
    > >>
    > >> Hi Debbie,
    > >>
    > >> This tutorial will show you how to do a quick restart by explorer.exe
    > >> or logoff and logon.
    > >>
    > >> Restart Explorer
    > >>
    > >> Shawn
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> brink
    > >>
    > >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > >> WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > >>
    > >
    > > HI Shawn -
    > >
    > > While this tutorial taught me something new and useful, and I thank you
    > > for
    > > that - it did not really answer my question.
    > >
    > > I am looking for a list of changes, or a change, in the BOOT process - a
    > > cold boot if you will - so that the computer ready to use quicker! I have
    > > looked in the F2 and F12 bios options, and cannot find what I was told is
    > > a
    > > "Quick boot" feature. This supposedly eliminates the RAM check (remember
    > > the
    > > old DOS RAM check? You could see it on the screen as it went through all
    > > the
    > > RAM?) and other slow boot processes.
    > >
    > > Thanks again for your response!
    > >
    > > Debbie
    >
    >

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    Re: quick boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    Carl -

    i have a "quiet boot" in the boot area of the bios. It is enabled. I do not
    have a silent boot or a quick boot anywhere - F2 of F12 - to get into the
    bios.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again!

    Debbie
    --
    Debbie
    Debbie, I checked by BIOS for those older options to and did not see them either.

    All I can offer is another tutorial that will save 30 seconds during boot up.

    Boot Up

    Hope it helps you some.
    Shawn

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  9. #8


    Debbie Guest

    Re: quick boot?

    Thanks, brink! I did the 30 to 5 second to operating system change already. I
    am looking for insight, now, into unchecking things in the msconfig startup.
    I am just nervous and don't want to uncheck something that i really need but
    don't know it!

    Thanks -
    --
    Debbie


    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Debbie;529725 Wrote:

    > > Carl -
    > >
    > > i have a "quiet boot" in the boot area of the bios. It is enabled. I do
    > > not
    > > have a silent boot or a quick boot anywhere - F2 of F12 - to get into
    > > the
    > > bios.
    > >
    > > Any other ideas?
    > >
    > > Thanks again!
    > >
    > > Debbie
    > > --
    > > Debbie
    > >
    >
    > Debbie, I checked by BIOS for those older options to and did not see
    > them either.
    >
    > All I can offer is another tutorial that will save 30 seconds during
    > boot up.
    >
    > Boot Up
    >
    > Hope it helps you some.
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Re: quick boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    Thanks, brink! I did the 30 to 5 second to operating system change already. I
    am looking for insight, now, into unchecking things in the msconfig startup.
    I am just nervous and don't want to uncheck something that i really need but
    don't know it!

    Thanks -
    --
    Debbie
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    "brink" wrote:
    > Debbie, I checked by BIOS for those older options to and did not see
    > them either.
    >
    > All I can offer is another tutorial that will save 30 seconds during
    > boot up.
    >
    > Boot Up
    >
    > Hope it helps you some.
    > Shawn
    Your welcom Debbie,

    For "Startup", see: (The guides will really help in deciding)
    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable


    For "Services", see:
    Services


    You might also look at these other tips to help improve the performance of Vista.

    Speed Up the Performance of Vista

    Shawn

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