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Solved: Can anyone recommend a good programme to increase boot time??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by davido-23, May 13, 2008.

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  1. davido-23

    davido-23 Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    I've defraged C and cleaned up my start up programmes in msconfig and also tried bootvist but that seems to have slowed boot time down not speeded it up??

    When I boot up and go into task manager my CPU is going like crazy at around 90% for about 5 minutes it finally boots up at around 7 minutes.

    I'm on windows xp home SP3, 80gb HDD, Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.73 ghz and my laptop is only 6 months old.

    Does anyone know a good programme to speed things up??

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  2. Ryanb000

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    Try this Site.. www.tweakxp.com

    on the left column, go to System Performance..

    Theres a few tweaks in there for boot up time.

    Ryan
     
  3. Squashman

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    Don't you mean decrease boot time.

    What is using the cpu cycles when you go into Task Manager?
     
  4. jamie1949

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    To INCREASE boot time, just run Microsoft software :)
     
  5. valis

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    ntregopt. Compresses the registry, decreasing boot time.
     
  6. davido-23

    davido-23 Thread Starter

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    To Squashman!!

    Sorry... I mean decrease boot time!!

    How do i establish what cycles are being used (sorry still learning) when you go into Task Manager.

    I await your reply.

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  7. Kush6

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    In the task manager, click on processes and sort by CPU, the program at the end is using the Highest CPU power, typically this is ' System idle Process' but in your case this is something else thats using the CPU during startup. My guess is that its svchost but let us know.
    P.S You can use Anvir Task Manager, it shows which services of a process are using all that CPU.
     
  8. davido-23

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    Thanks Kush6,

    Do I need to do this during boot up? At the moment its all booted up and is showing System Idle at 98.

    I've downloaded Anvir Task Manager but makes no sense to me?!??!! sorry i'm a complete novice... how do I use it?

    I await your reply.

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  9. Kush6

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    Yeah, you have to check the task manager during the time your CPU usage is 90% like you said. Tell us what process is using up all that power and then - if required I'll ask you to see which service is doing it in Anvir Task Manager.
     
  10. davido-23

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    Hi!

    It's difficult to say as it takes ages for the task manager to open up during boot up. The other processes I can see are:

    svchost.exe SYSTEM 50
    wmiprvse.exe 60

    Hope you can help.

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  11. valis

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    have you run ntregopt yet? If so, what was the compression?

    also curious to see what is hogging all the processes.
     
  12. Kush6

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    Did I get that right? How can svchost be at 50% and wmiprvse at 60% at the same time. It just doesn't add up.
    Anyways, when booting up, open Anvir Task manager, click on the 'Processes' tab, click on the 'CPU%' Column and see which processes are on top - most CPU usage basically. List them out here along with process name, CPU usage and Startup (thats the service its running).
     
  13. davido-23

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    To Valis,

    Thanks for that... i have run ntregopt and it showed a 11% reduction but has made no change to boot up time.

    Any ideas?

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  14. davido-23

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    To Kush6,

    Hi! It's really difficult to get the figures as they keep changing so fast... but the main culprits are as follows:

    system idle
    svchost.exe
    wmiprvse.exe
    k.service.exe
    sprtvc.exe
    explorer.exe

    Kind regards,

    David.
     
  15. valis

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    11% is a significant amount of compression.....I generally see around 4-6%.....regardless, let's check for malware. If it looks suspicious, I'll pm a security guru and have them move your log into the security area for analysis.Please do the following to download and install the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2:

    CLICK HERE to download the HijackThis Installer:
    1. Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    2. Double-click on HJTInstall.exe to run the program.
    3. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
    4. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
    5. Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    6. Click "Save log" to save the log file and then the log will open in Notepad.
    7. Click on "Edit -> Select All" then click on "Edit -> Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    8. Come back here to this thread and paste the log in your next reply.
    9. Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
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