Re: Boot up takes more than 5 minutes?
I agree that more RAM is always better, but I am running with 1GB (haven't
gotten around to adding more since loading Vista) and am up and working is
under 60 seconds. This seems to be more than a simple "not enough RAM"
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:10:01 -0800, douglas
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Is it normal for a boot up to take more than 5 minutes?
> >When I turn on my computer or restart it goes through the bios fast. Then
> >it loads drivers in a few seconds. Then I get to the screen with the green
> >progress bar and copyright. It stays there for about 5 minutes and it seems
> >like my computer is doing nothing (no hard drive sound at all).
> >Then I get to the login screen, log in and everything seems fine.
> >Looking in the boot up logs I have:
> >BootTime 404705
> >MainPathBootTime 387705
> >Removing/disabling startup programs and services or booting in safe mode
> >doesn't do. It lowers the time by 10-20 seconds.
> How much ram do you have in that machine? If less than 2 gig upgrade
> it. Vista is a memory hog and uses lots of memory and harddrive space.
> It uses lots more harddrive space if you don't have enough ram,
> harddrives are SLOW by comparison.