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December 9, 2004 9:48:42 PM

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I have been asked by a friend to find out what would be a reasonable time
for Win 200 SP4 to boot up.
The machine is has a Celeron 633 Mhz cpu with 256 Mb Ram.
Since installing Norton 2005 Internet security the boot up time is approx 4
mins
The disk has been defragged and normal housekeeping carried out.

Is 4 mins reasonable ?
Would disabling the event log (if it were possible)etc speed things up ?


Regards & TIA

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Anonymous
December 9, 2004 9:48:43 PM

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That's not a very fast machine, especially with only 256MB RAM, so it
may not ever be a quick boot with W2k. Disabling event log probably
won't do anything at all good, and it's not a good idea for other reasons.

You might try making the pagefile a good bit larger, and if possible
putting it on a hard drive other than the one containing the system itself.

I suspect the security program is the core problem. Such programs (I'm
not a Norton user, so take this as speculation in that case) often start
scanning files immediately as they're being loaded, and that scanning
uses a large percentage of the CPU. You might be able to see direct
evidence of this if you're able to launch Task Manager right away, and
look at Processes. Clicking on the CPU heading in that window will
arrange the executing processes by CPU cycles used.

Jimbo

> I have been asked by a friend to find out what would be a reasonable time
> for Win 200 SP4 to boot up.
> The machine is has a Celeron 633 Mhz cpu with 256 Mb Ram.
> Since installing Norton 2005 Internet security the boot up time is approx 4
> mins
> The disk has been defragged and normal housekeeping carried out.
>
> Is 4 mins reasonable ?
> Would disabling the event log (if it were possible)etc speed things up ?
>
>
> Regards & TIA
>
>
>
>
December 9, 2004 11:23:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Thanks for the input Dan,

I had already made a fixed size page file of the Windows reccomended size
(376 Mb) on separate partition. I try increasing it.

I have heard rumours in the past that a very larger size cab cause problems
but not sure whether this was in connection with Win 2k or not - I also
seem to recall that it affected only those with 512 Mb Ram.

As for the security software - I think you may well be right. There does
appear to be some fairly sustained and intensive disk activity even when
desktop and system tray is fully loaded. I'll have a looksee in task manager
as you suggested

Regards and thanks again



"Dan Seur" <click@casta.net> wrote in message
news:u5ZVVVi3EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> That's not a very fast machine, especially with only 256MB RAM, so it may
> not ever be a quick boot with W2k. Disabling event log probably won't do
> anything at all good, and it's not a good idea for other reasons.
>
> You might try making the pagefile a good bit larger, and if possible
> putting it on a hard drive other than the one containing the system
> itself.
>
> I suspect the security program is the core problem. Such programs (I'm not
> a Norton user, so take this as speculation in that case) often start
> scanning files immediately as they're being loaded, and that scanning uses
> a large percentage of the CPU. You might be able to see direct evidence of
> this if you're able to launch Task Manager right away, and look at
> Processes. Clicking on the CPU heading in that window will arrange the
> executing processes by CPU cycles used.
>
> Jimbo
>
>> I have been asked by a friend to find out what would be a reasonable time
>> for Win 200 SP4 to boot up.
>> The machine is has a Celeron 633 Mhz cpu with 256 Mb Ram.
>> Since installing Norton 2005 Internet security the boot up time is approx
>> 4 mins
>> The disk has been defragged and normal housekeeping carried out.
>>
>> Is 4 mins reasonable ?
>> Would disabling the event log (if it were possible)etc speed things up ?
>>
>>
>> Regards & TIA
>>
>>
>
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Anonymous
December 9, 2004 11:23:15 PM

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You're welcome, and good luck. Funny how time slows down when you're
waiting for something good to happen, and speeds up when you're waiting
for something bad!

Jimbo

> Thanks for the input Dan,
>
> I had already made a fixed size page file of the Windows reccomended size
> (376 Mb) on separate partition. I try increasing it.
>
> I have heard rumours in the past that a very larger size cab cause problems
> but not sure whether this was in connection with Win 2k or not - I also
> seem to recall that it affected only those with 512 Mb Ram.
>
> As for the security software - I think you may well be right. There does
> appear to be some fairly sustained and intensive disk activity even when
> desktop and system tray is fully loaded. I'll have a looksee in task manager
> as you suggested
>
> Regards and thanks again
>
>
>
> "Dan Seur" <click@casta.net> wrote in message
> news:u5ZVVVi3EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>>That's not a very fast machine, especially with only 256MB RAM, so it may
>>not ever be a quick boot with W2k. Disabling event log probably won't do
>>anything at all good, and it's not a good idea for other reasons.
>>
>>You might try making the pagefile a good bit larger, and if possible
>>putting it on a hard drive other than the one containing the system
>>itself.
>>
>>I suspect the security program is the core problem. Such programs (I'm not
>>a Norton user, so take this as speculation in that case) often start
>>scanning files immediately as they're being loaded, and that scanning uses
>>a large percentage of the CPU. You might be able to see direct evidence of
>>this if you're able to launch Task Manager right away, and look at
>>Processes. Clicking on the CPU heading in that window will arrange the
>>executing processes by CPU cycles used.
>>
>>Jimbo
>>
>>
>>>I have been asked by a friend to find out what would be a reasonable time
>>>for Win 200 SP4 to boot up.
>>>The machine is has a Celeron 633 Mhz cpu with 256 Mb Ram.
>>>Since installing Norton 2005 Internet security the boot up time is approx
>>>4 mins
>>>The disk has been defragged and normal housekeeping carried out.
>>>
>>>Is 4 mins reasonable ?
>>>Would disabling the event log (if it were possible)etc speed things up ?
>>>
>>>
>>>Regards & TIA
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 4:38:08 PM

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The following may and/or may not help but worths to read:

When my friend brought his pentium III 1GHz with 128MB RAM computer running
win2k, it booted normal (within a minute). However, it would take more than
20 minutes just to completely perform a logon. After a further
investigation, it turned out the default setup of the Anti-Hacker from
Kaspersky (bundled with System Mechanic 5c Pro) was to blame. We
de-installed the Anti-Hacker software and now the logon is a snap (within a
minute) even though the Kaspersky Anti-Virus personal still runs.

--
Mazi


"Jimbo @Eclipse.co.uk>" <sa3214<No Spam> wrote in message
news:u1Bo5#h3EHA.3368@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I have been asked by a friend to find out what would be a reasonable time
> for Win 200 SP4 to boot up.
> The machine is has a Celeron 633 Mhz cpu with 256 Mb Ram.
> Since installing Norton 2005 Internet security the boot up time is approx
4
> mins
> The disk has been defragged and normal housekeeping carried out.
>
> Is 4 mins reasonable ?
> Would disabling the event log (if it were possible)etc speed things up ?
>
>
> Regards & TIA
>
>
>
>
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