Boot Windows XP Very Fast

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If you feel that your system takes very long time to boot then just try the below steps.

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

Step 2: From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type ” gpedit.msc”.

Step 3: Double click “Windows Settings” under “Computer Configuration” and double click again on “Shutdown” in the right window.

Step 4: In the new window, click “add”, “Browse”, locate your ” ntosboot.bat” file & click “Open”.

Step 5: Click “OK”, “Apply” & “OK” once again to exit.

Step 6: From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type “devmgmt.msc “.

Step 7: Double click on “IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers”

Step 8: Right click on “Primary IDE Channel” and select “Properties”.

Step 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”.

Step 10: Right click on “Secondary IDE channel”, select “Properties” and repeat step 9.

Step 11: Reboot your computer.

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    ~ by ramanathan on January 6, 2008.

    6 Responses to “Boot Windows XP Very Fast”

    1. Hey Ramanathan:
      This is a very nice article… But I doubt is will this work for SAT A hard drive or only for IDE drives, Early waiting for your reply…

    2. I am not able to find gpedit.msc on my windows xp so how can do above settings as per your instruction

    3. man are u sure, will it harm my computer

    4. I wouldn’t say that it is very very fast, but arguably there is some improvement of the starting time… Thanks for the tips.

    5. this is very best tricks i am very happy iam cant belive my system is very fast boot hay thanks for this tip

    6. awesome

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