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Windows 7: Reducing system check time at boot up

19 Jun 2012   #1
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Reducing system check time at boot up

On a laptop with a SSD is it possible to reduce the system check time at boot up?.


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19 Jun 2012   #2
marsmimar

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Two things you can experiment with.

- Open msconfig > start tab. You can uncheck everything except your antivirus suite. (See tutorial, Method Three.)

Startup Programs - Change

- Also in msconfig > boot tab you can disable the startup splash screen. (Doing so will also disable any POST problem notifications.) Check mark the box called No GUI Boot under the Boot options section.

Are you having any specific issues with startup times?
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19 Jun 2012   #3
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hopefully you are not talking about this:
How to remove System Check virus | My Anti Spyware

If not, please describe what you mean by "System Check".
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19 Jun 2012   #4
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

The system check I am referring to is the one that starts when you power up the laptop and bootup starts,in other words the one built in for startup.
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19 Jun 2012   #5
TVeblen

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Ah yes. Sorry. There is a lot of confusion in terminology regarding a computer starting up. I like to keep the 2 distinct processes separate by naming the initial process the "BIOS Boot" (from the original term "bootstrap" used in mainframes), and the operating system start process the "Startup".

To speed up the BIOS Boot,
  • Check your BIOS settings for any settings like "Quickboot" and enabling that.
  • Also see if you can turn off any setting regarding "Full Screen Logo" (that shows the OEM logo when you boot) and disable that.
  • Change your boot order to boot from Hard Drive First. This will stop the BIOS from checking the CD Drive to see if there is anything to boot on it. If you need to boot from a CD, change it temporarily.
  • Disable any secondary SATA controller, if you are not using it. This will stop the BIOS from checking to see if there are drives to boot on the secondary controller.
An unusual delay in the BIOS Boot process can be caused by defective or failing hardware, power issues, or a bad checksum. Keep in mind that drivers have nothing to do with the BIOS boot. They only affect the OS Startup.
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19 Jun 2012   #6
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

In reply to the points you raised please note the following:-
1 No quick boot option available
2 No choice there either
3 Always have had hard drive first in order
4 Can see no sign of a secondary SATA controller
In case I omitted to say earlier my computer is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK laptop,bought new in August 2010 and when I contacted Toshiba recently was informed by them that my model is now obsolete,so there is no chance of a Bios update which could be faster.
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19 Jun 2012   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

How much time does it take? From the time you push the button until you get that first "Starting Windows" screen?
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19 Jun 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Obsolete means Toshiba isn't making or selling it anymore. It doesn't mean there won't be any new BIOS versions. If you explain what the problem is, we might be able to help. An SSD isn't going to help the speed in which your computer goes through it's POST routines.
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20 Jun 2012   #9
denwilliam

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

When I contacted Toshiba by phone and explained what I was trying to do they assured me quite emphatically that there would be no more Bios updates for my model.Before fitting the ssd it took 58 seconds from pressing the start button to the computer beiing ready to work.Since the ssd was fitted that time has been reduced to 34 seconds and the computer works far faster when performing.The system check time I am looking to reduce is the one the computer performs when you press the start button,not the disk check you can schedule.
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20 Jun 2012   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

How much time does it take? From the time you push the button until you get that first "Starting Windows" screen?
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