View Full Version : How long does it take ur XP to start up after SP2?

10-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Just wondering how long it takes for your Windows to start up after XP.

On my laptop with the following specs:

Toshiba Portege R100
Intel Centrino Ultra-Low Voltage 900MHz
768MB DDR Ram + Dedicated 32MB video card ram
The computer is on a wireless network connected to a router with another computer on the network thats usually off (but its drives are mapped)

It takes about 25 to 28 seconds to get to the login screen

and another 25 seconds until I get my desktop with all programs loaded.

I have antivirus installed and Office and the usual (quicktime... etc)

Is this normal? how long does it take you guys to start windows with SP2?


10-10-2004, 12:02 PM
That could depend on what programs are loading when u finally get into windows. Mine would take about 15-30 secs.. Not that long tho..

I think this thing loads about 40 different processes after it logs into XP. . This is before I even get on the net lol or open any programs.

BUT I guess it could also depend on the speed of the system itself and ram. I use a P4 2.4 HT CPU with 1 GB ram. So, would most probably boot / load a bit faster.

10-10-2004, 03:33 PM
27 seconds from a cold start. P4 3.0 with 1024 megs.

the highlander
10-10-2004, 04:49 PM
28-30 seconds with p4 3.2 & gig of ram
faster I f disconnect usb devices beforehand (external hardrives scanner webcam etc. definitely a bit slower than with sp1, which was slower than original xp

about 40 seconds on a p3 933 with 512 meg ram

10-10-2004, 05:02 PM
how long is a piece of string?

10-10-2004, 09:19 PM
With SP2: approx 45 seconds

With SP1: approx 45 seconds

With no SP: approx 45 seconds

Conclusion: The service packs haven't noticeably affected my startup time.



11-10-2004, 12:56 AM
Hibernate :)

11-10-2004, 05:09 PM
> Hibernate :)

I agree - Hibernate :) Brings startup time for me down to around 15-20 seconds (depends on the day)