Process of increasing the boot speed of Windows® XP® barebone systems
How do you increase the boot speed for Windows XP barebone systems?
Windows XP is an attractive operating system which is very user friendly. It comes with the two editions - Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional. It has several advanced features which provides enhanced capabilities. Windows XP is an efficient and fast operating system in boot up cycle. For getting full system performance, you need to disable all the services on your computer that are not critical to the system. By reducing the overload during boot up process, the operating system becomes faster. A barebone system service setup is used for optimal performance. BIOS consists of low level settings for all the hardware devices on the system. To speed bootup of bare bone system service, you might need to change the boot order of the devices, disable the unnecessary devices on your system and also modify the existing boot.ini file on your system.
Here are the ways to increase boot speed in barebone system services on Windows XP:
- Change the boot order of the drives
- Modifying the operating system boot
- Disable unnecessary hardware devices
Change the boot order of the drives
By changing the boot order you can increase boot speed of bare bone system service. In order to speed up the bare bone system service you need to modify the order of the boot devices so that the hard disk is placed at the top of the list and you can avoid checking other devices for boot records. To change the boot order you can enter it using the system setup screen.
Modifying the operating system boot
If you have a multi-boot system and have a boot.ini file, then you need to make a backup copy of your existing boot.ini file. To make a backup you can open 'My Computer' where the boot.ini file is located, and right click it and select 'Copy'. By modifying the operating system boot, you can increase boot speed of barebone system service setup.
When you turn on the computer it may take a lot of time to load and initialize all the computer hardware. The system consists of lot of devices and these extra devices are loaded and initialized during every bootup. As a result, it will decrease system performance. So you can disable all unnecessary hardware devices.