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October 28, 2008 / technocrawl

Tweaking XP Boot process

Here is a trick that you can use to tweak the XP boot process,

Ntosbootxxxxx.pf is a file that is create during the boot process, each time your bootup your
computer, this is created or appended hogging up the boot time, so you can create a logon script
from the group policy editor and can avoid it being creating every time.
The autodetect settings of XP detect for the IDE devices, thats been attached with the computer
and this too will degrade the computer preformance, disabling this too will increase the bootup
process.

Follow the following steps

1. Open notepad.exe, type “del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q” (without the quotes) & save as “ntosboot.bat” in c:\
2. From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type “gpedit.msc” which will take you to the Group
Policy editor.
3. Double click “Windows Settings” under “Computer Configuration” and double click again on
“Shutdown” in the right window.
4. In the new window, click “add”, “Browse”, locate your “ntosboot.bat” file & click “Open”.
5. Click “OK”, “Apply” & “OK” once again to exit.
6. From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type “devmgmt.msc” – Device Manager.
7. Double click on “IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
8. Right click on “Primary IDE Channel” and select “Properties”.
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”.
10. Right click on “Secondary IDE channel“, select “Properties” and repeat step 9.
11. Reboot your computer.

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