How to Speed Up Booting Time of Windows XP or Vista

Booting Time always annoys many people, especially when it takes ages to get into your operating system. This can be tweaked to speed up booting time in XP and Vista. It involves a simple procedure involving small tricks. To do this, Follow the following steps..


1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:\


2. From the Start menu, select "Run…" & type "gpedit.msc".


3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.


4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file & click "Open".


5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.


6. From the Start menu, select "Run…" & type "devmgmt.msc".


7. Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"


8. Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".


9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device or 1 that doesn’t have ‘device type’ greyed out select ‘none’ instead of ‘autodetect’ & click "OK".


10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.


11. Reboot your computer and you can see the difference.


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