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boot-up experiment !!

Hi friends
I am thinking of doing Design of Experiment on factor effecting boot up speed of typical win xp machine.
This is for my statistic project.
Could anyone suggest variables that can change throught bios that will effect boot time
I ll use my own computer which is

AMD Athlon 2500+
2 x 256MB 3200
Seagate 80 GB SATA
GF MX440
win xp sp2

I though of changing predefined cpu clock speed on bios and ram between 256 and 512. But i need more factors.
I ll post result after i done my experiment..

Thank you

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Google ''Computer Boot Time''

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Too many variables (Post/Windows) with little to no real improvement in boot time.


I don't mind clarifing a point or two but the research for your project is yours to do.


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Hardly any, IMHO

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You really can't speed-up the boot-up as the h/w actually needs to be acknowledged. You could tweak the "user setting" to make a h/w profile of the typical needs a log-on user would use, thus you exclude say those media options but they're not available for that user. That user logs-off and the next user being different may want certain video setting and full media use, thus those get loaded. After all is said and done, very little speed-up would be noticed, it almost a losted cause. There no magic beans here...

enjoy -----Willy Happy

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