What Is Your Computer's Boot Time?
April 22, 2009 12:42am CST
My friend and I recently had a competition to see which computer could boot up faster, we spent an hour optimising our computers to try beat eachother. I got a 35second boot with Windows XP. How about you guys?
22 Apr 09
My system used to boot really fast, when I was using Win XP but I decided to upgrade to Vista and now I am suffering big time lagging. I tried to buy more RAM for my computer but I still use DDR(1) and my computer will only take two modules. DDR 1 is only made as high as 2GB and that doesn't seem like it's enough because I am still taking a long time between each step I take on my PC. It looks like I may have to buy a new DeskTop PC. Hopefully I will be able to just connect my old drive and not have to reinstall. That's always a pain.
30 Apr 09
I haven't checked it with clock, but I think its somewhere around 40 seconds these days. Actually it depends. When I install XP on my system, initially it shows very fast boot time, around 20 seconds, but as I keep on flooding the OS drive with data and install applications, the boot time increases gradually. I had a same competition with one of my friends, and I fooled him by resuming my computer from the Hibernate mode, and he thought my Computer is super fast.. He He
1 May 09
Thats a neat little trick to fool your friends! 20seconds sounds about right for a fresh computer, but of course it slowly slows down. Its a pity that computers get cluttered with junk and slow down qutie quickly. No matter how much cleanup you do I dont think its ever possible to get it as fast as the first few days, unless you re-install your OS from scratch.
22 Apr 09
My computer used to take a whole minute to bootup (i have a 1 terrabyte hard drive) I recently split this hard drive into 50GB/950Gb partitions. The 50GB holds all windows files and the computer boots off this partition, the reamining 950GB is used for my documents, games, programs, movies and music.