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June 12, 2013 12:53:11 PM

I have two nearly identical ASUS K53E laptops at work (i3, 6GB RAM) running Windows 7. One of them boots up in 50 seconds, the other in 1:30. I've removed all unnecessary software on both machines (identical software on both now) and the Services and Startup configurations are the same (antivirus only) on both of them.

Why the heck does one boot up in half the time of the other? (It also shuts down in about half the time.)
June 12, 2013 1:02:26 PM

Swap the memory(RAM) between to two machines and see what happens.
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June 12, 2013 1:02:27 PM

Could be a HD issue or a badly defraged drive. People don't always believe me, but try O&O's complete method of defrag, it is slow, but puts all the OS files back in the original order to which they should be read. This is NOT a standard defrag. They have a 30 free trial, so it is free to try! For me it cut the OS load time on a 74GB raptor in half!
http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodefrag/index.h...
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June 12, 2013 9:09:51 PM

streyn said:
I have two nearly identical ASUS K53E laptops at work (i3, 6GB RAM) running Windows 7. One of them boots up in 50 seconds, the other in 1:30. I've removed all unnecessary software on both machines (identical software on both now) and the Services and Startup configurations are the same (antivirus only) on both of them.

Why the heck does one boot up in half the time of the other? (It also shuts down in about half the time.)



That OO looks awesome. Try using defraggler after that too. They might do about the same thing, but it works like a charm, takes quite a while, so give it some time. Basically what it does is grab the parts that are further away from each other and puts them closer together to allow faster load times, if I'm correct.

Good luck!

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
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June 13, 2013 1:14:42 PM

avjguy2362 said:
Could be a HD issue or a badly defraged drive. People don't always believe me, but try O&O's complete method of defrag, it is slow, but puts all the OS files back in the original order to which they should be read. This is NOT a standard defrag. They have a 30 free trial, so it is free to try! For me it cut the OS load time on a 74GB raptor in half!
http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodefrag/index.h...


Ran a defrag and also cut the boot timeout from 30 seconds to 10 second in msconfig on a 3rd laptop (same specs) that was taking 2 minutes to boot up (!) - boot now takes half the time and is all ready to go in just under a minute, which is fine for these machines. Now I'll do the same on 9 more laptops....

Thanks!
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