of the main problems with windows is that overtime what once
was a quick booting, fast running computer can gradually seem
to boot slower, and running with a lot more disk activity than
it used to. Thankfully there are a few simple little tweaks
that can boost boot up time of not only an older computer, but
your shinny new one as well. I'll try and stick to some of the
more simple tweaks, leaving only a few "more advanced"
ones to be discussed in this article.
first step to boosting your computer's boot speed would be to
make sure you have properly optimized your mainboard's BIOS.
In doing that you'll want to make sure you have the most recent
BIOS release for your mainboard. Often times a manufacturer
will release updated BIOS either to correct compatibility problems,
or further optimize your mainboard.
all mainboard manufacturers will have the latest BIOS available
on their site for download. BIOS flashing as it is called is
not a very difficult thing to accomplish. First you'll want
to make sure you have the correct version specifically for your
mainboard. Unfortunately it is impossible to flash your BIOS
from within Windows so you will need to extract the BIOS onto
a floppy disk and boot into DOS mode. If you're running Windows
ME you will need to use your emergency boot disk to boot into
a real DOS mode. At this time you should run the flash loader
and apply your BIOS, if you need more help with this you should
consult the instructions for exactly what you will need to do
as most mainboards are slightly different.
you have successfully flashed your BIOS you will need to go
into the BIOS setup. This can usually be accomplished by pressing
delete, if not you should watch your boot up screen for which
key to hold down to enter the BIOS.