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#1 Waffle_Wolf

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

why is when you turn on an XP and it's immediatly on (if you have your computer on steroids like me) but when you turn on a vista, no matter how powerful, it sits and churns the hard disk for a good 2 min.? I've just wondered why it does this, is its because the page file is so big it takes a while to clear it out or is it fixable?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:12 AM

Vista loads a lot more stuff when it boots. Try looking at a bootlog from Vista and comparing it to your XP bootlog.
There's lot's of things that you can do to speed it up, but it's gonna take some work figuring out what you do/don't need running.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:26 PM

crap, i guess i forgot to mention i had disabled all the startup programs, or is that where your going?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:34 PM

There's a lot more than just startup programs that load when the computer starts.
There's services, DLL's, explorer settings, etc - each places a different load on the system.
I'd suggest starting with the services. Take a read here for more info on them: http://www.blackviper.com/
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