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quick boot?

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Debbie

#1
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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Debbie
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/78012-restart-explorer.html

Shawn
 
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Debbie

#3
--
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/78012-restart-explorer.html
>
> 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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Carl G

#4
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.
>>
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/78012-restart-explorer.html
>>
>> 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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Debbie

#5
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.
> >>
> >> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/78012-restart-explorer.html
> >>
> >> 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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Debbie

#6
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.
> >>
> >> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/78012-restart-explorer.html
> >>
> >> 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
>
>
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#7
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70563-boot-up.html

Hope it helps you some.
Shawn
 
D

Debbie

#8
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70563-boot-up.html
>
> 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.*
>
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#9
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)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html


For "Services", see:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/59910-services.html


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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81176-speed-up-performance-vista.html

Shawn