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01-31-2009 08:42 AM
I have a DV9667ea and the one thing I don't like about it is how long it takes to boot into Vista. It's far slower than my other PCs running XP, is this something I have to live with or is there something I can do to make it quicker? Would moving from 2Gb to 4Gb RAM help?
01-31-2009 08:59 AM - edited 01-31-2009 09:17 AM
- Click the Windows Start button
- Right click Computer
- Click Properties
- Click Advanced System settings
- In the Advanced Tab, Start and Recovery, click Settings
- In the Time to display operating systems list setting, set a 5 second value instead of 30.
- Click Apply
- Go to Start, type msconfig and hit [Enter]
- In the System Configuration Window, select the Boot tab
- Click on Advanced Options
- In the BOOT Advanced Options dialog, check the "Number of processors" check box, and choose 2 (or 4 if you have quad core) for the number of processors.
- Click OK twice
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01-31-2009 06:21 PM
Also click on the STARTUP tab when you're in MSCONFIG. You'll see a bunch of check marks. If an item is checked, then it will auto load during PC boot. In general, you'll need to enabled the antivirus plus the touchpad programs if you don't use an external mouse and keyboard. Really no need to enable any other application if you want the quickest boot. You can go further by launching SERVICES and set to MANUAL or DISABLE non-essential services. Be very careful when you tweak services, cause it can render your PC unbootable.
For example, I have one item check in the STARTUP tab (NOD AV), and fifteen items checked in SERVICES. The OS is Windows XP Pro 32 bit SP3. Boot time is 23 sec (from the time I hit the power button to the first appearance of the desktop). Add another 10 sec if you're working with Vista.
03-19-2009 03:23 PM
I've just installed XP on mine. It boots up in 30-60secs. And runs faster. And shuts down quicker. And uses less batteries. And has stopped crashing.
It's not for the fainthearted though, and HP won't provide any support whatsoever.
Here's the drivers and the walkthrough:
03-19-2009 10:27 PM
21-23 sec boot time with a fast desktop (hit power button to 1st appearance of the desktop). Shut down is a function of the garbage you have running in the background. I have 14 processes under Task Manager. Shut down time is less than 2 sec. No need to go to SLEEP or HIBERNATE mode.
Double these figures when running Vista. I could trim the boot time to about 36 seconds with extensive tweaking of the startup items in SERVICES.