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    Speed up Boot time

    One of my biggest hates about my carPC is the boot time. it takes a good 15-20seconds to boot into windows, then a further 10-15seconds to load the software I use. I cant do much about the software due to it being some plugin issues that is causing the delay there, but I would like to see if it is possible to improve the PC boot up time.

    The hardware is below:
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    2.8ghz core2duo
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    Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Intel G41 775

    This is on a legit windows 7 home premium, fully up to date. The only software that loads with the PC is Centrafuse, the carPC software. No Anti-virus, windows messanger etc at all.


    It seems to hang on verifying DMI for a few seconds when it boots up, but its just trying to improve it in general. i have never used a SSD before so dont know if there are any tricks to that as well.


    Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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    Re: Speed up Boot time

    I recommend a visit to Black Viper and look at any services you can shut down.

    In a quite specific environment like a carPC, its unlikely you need several.

    Other than that, SSD is probably the 2nd fastest way you can boot a PC, the other being pretty expensive RAM based drives.

    You could also try Soluto, it will take timings as you start up and show you if anything in particular is being slow, letting you check for things you might want to disable.

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    Re: Speed up Boot time

    Shutting off unneeded services will certainly help.

    Something else that may not be useful for you but might be for thread readers would be to get a Mobo with UEFI BIOS. The traditional BIOS that we are all used to is very old technology and very slow. UEFI system boot much faster.

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    Re: Speed up Boot time

    Thanks guys, esp Bob...very useful program that!

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    Re: Speed up Boot time

    As I understand it, Centrafuse runs on Linux, why not use that as OS?
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    Re: Speed up Boot time

    I wouldn't worry too much about Black Viper. It might be worth shutting off services, although lots of evidence I've seen suggests it's completely pointless.

    So, yes it's definitely worth a go, but I wouldn't agonise over whether to disable certain services to lose important functionality. If it's completely useless to you, then you may as well get rid, but if there's something there you're not sure about, it probably won't benefit you that much to disable it anyway, if at all.

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