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How can I speed up my reboot time?

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August 30, 2011 6:50:00 PM

I just reinstalled Windows to clear any potential programs or anything else that would slow my computer down. My OS is installed on a Samsung 470 series SSD(128 GB). If it matters, there are 62 GB free. Anyway, from clicking "restart" until I was prompted to type my password, it took 58 seconds. Is there any way to speed this up? I'm not necessarily that impatient; I just like to tweak things if I can.

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August 30, 2011 7:07:09 PM

you should give specs for a basis of expectations but thats quite slow. i dont have an ssd and mine takes about 25 seconds.
on a core i7 950
gigabyte x58a-ud3r
6GB ram (2GBx3) in triple channel
WD black 1TB 64MB cache.
a c 291 $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 7:07:16 PM

You won't get any better than that without starting to shut off default services.
If you setup a RAID0 with another SSD may drop another 5 seconds, maybe 10.
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a c 291 $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 7:15:01 PM

farrengottu said:
you should give specs for a basis of expectations but thats quite slow. i dont have an ssd and mine takes about 25 seconds.
on a core i7 950
gigabyte x58a-ud3r
6GB ram (2GBx3) in triple channel
WD black 1TB 64MB cache.


He's talking about from restart not system being off. Reboot takes longer because Windows has to shut down first.
a b $ Windows 7
August 30, 2011 7:20:03 PM

Disable any unused hardware devices in the BIOS and/or disable them in Device Manager, so Windows won't load device drivers for them or poll them for responses. For example, waiting for a disconnected network adapter to time out can add 30 seconds.
August 31, 2011 4:55:26 PM

He's talking about from restart not system being off. Reboot takes longer because Windows has to shut down first. said:
He's talking about from restart not system being off. Reboot takes longer because Windows has to shut down first.

oh, right. then add 20 more seconds unless i have pandora running. it just refuses to close pandora on its own.
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