Friday, November 21, 2008

6+ minutes to boot

My office laptop takes about 6 minutes 20 seconds to be finally ready for regular action. There's a gazillion stuff that it loads and I keep wondering about which to keep knocking off without having to put it back on again.

The machine - Dell Latitude 530, Intel Core 2 Duo, T7250 @ 2GHz, 1GB RAM @ 777MHz, running Win XP SP2.

I'm guessing that my home machine, HP nx7400 also probably takes around the same time, will time it another day.

P.S: The reason I'm writing this now is I had to reboot my device and was timing it due to the general frustration I've had with ultra slow boot times.

2 comments:

Krishnamoorthy said...

Use Ubuntu in Home laptop :)

Peter Heitman said...

You consider 6+ minutes to be bad?? My office laptop can take 30 minutes to get from a cold start to being completely logged in. I really appreciate that my home computer (with Ubuntu) boots in about a minute.