Years ago I had an Acer ter-600. No matter what I did the boot time was 4 minutes. I tried everything I knew but it could not break the 4 minute mark. One day I got lucky and was running a disk scan on it and another machine. The disk scan speed was much faster on the other machine.
This gave me the idea that the speed limit was the hard disk. I changed the hard disk for the next step up in RPM and the boot time was then just under 2 minutes.
Many it's not a BIOS issue at all? Or your machine has little RAM. Hope this gives you ideas.
I have an COMPAQ EVO N410C and it's running slow. The boot time is agonizing. I installed and ran spyware and anti-virus software and it's still sluggish running Windows XP.
The BIOS is so simple that there's nothing to tweak.
CAN any motherboards be changed to an whole new BIOS preferably one that can be fiddered around with??????????