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ReBoot Time

Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello sidney1st,

I did mine with no problems; used copy/paste to do the whole thing!
Mine includes a secure Ctrl+Alt+Dlt Logon.
And it looks like I'm the first to post after Brink... :p


Thanks Shawn for adding the sticky!

Later :cool: Ted
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CPU: Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2100 MHz)<br />
Memory: 2 x 2048 MB A-Data DDR2-800 (5-5-5-18-2T)<br />
Running processes: 24<br />
Started Services: 33
Time: 60 seconds
Hi ppl
Did your boot time become longer after installing Windows dream scene and sounds....?
Mine certainly has, it is quite noticeable....:sarc:


Staff member
Hi Sid,

Yeah, I disabled all that stuff. I haven't had time to really dig into the BIOS from this new motherboard to learn all of it's new feature vs my old one's yet.

Plus, I need to dig through the services and processes some more to do a little trimming.



Vista Guru
Gold Member

I have yet to tweak or modify this system yet, It has all the programs you would ever use installed.

Im surprised without tweaking I get about the same startup time as the more powerful computers.

Here are the specs for the computer I just ran it on...

Pentium D 3ghz (dual-core)
2GB DDR2-533 RAM
XFX 8500GT NVidia
Vista Ultimate X86
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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello all,

This has a lot to do with it doesn't it?


Here are my specs.

Athlon 64 x2 6000+
4 1GB DDR2 RAM in dual (cheap)
500GB 7200RPM WD
Running Processes: 50
Started Services: 62
Secure logon.

From a cold start I am on a working desktop in less than 60 seconds!

Later ;) Ted
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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello TimUnrue,

I am wondering myself if it will make any difference?
Maybe I'll give it a temporary try also, at a later time!

I am going to enable automatic logon and see how much that will improve it by later.
I just "tweaked" a second off of mine, I changed it above.

Later :) Ted
Well, after applying a few more tweaks, and messing around with some settings randomly, I rebooted only to find that "BOOTMGR" was missing. I then inserted the Vista disk and fixed the error through command prompt. Because of that my time new time was:

I tried again and was able to bring my old time down 10 seconds:

I did some more tweaking and got it down to:
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Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hello All,

Here is my new number with non-secure auto Logon.

Re-Boot 2.JPG

I was just wondering if it really made a difference; now I am going to put it back like it was.

Later ;) Ted
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Hmmm... I know my system isn't as fast as most here... but my reboot time is horrible...
169 seconds?? Thoughts?

Ultimate x64 and XP Pro
Athlon 3700+ 2.2
3 gig OCZ memory
Dual SLI GForce 6800 GS
2 SATA 320 gig Barracuda drives running XP Pro and Vista Ultimate each on its own drive


The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi everyone,

Here is my reboot time. It is not the fastest, but when I compare it to the machine I use at work (over 10 minutes), it is like 'Speedy Gonzales'.
Chuckles...It does cheer me up a little~~ss~
I just think I have crap running that perhaps doesn't need to be..
I am pretty sure when first installed it started way faster as I was suprised at how fast initially..~
Wow this thread is great. I started at almost 90secs before using the info provided to do tweaking. The 4 core boot up made a huge difference.

Thanks for the great write ups.

Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
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