09-27-2011 03:32 AM
My thinkpad E420 (1141CTO) takes about 1min and 20 secs to boot up and another 20-30secs the desktop will show up after I type my password, and it made worse (too slow to bootup) when I accidentally un-install the rapidboot. I reinstalled the rapidboot version 1.10 by downloading in the Lenovo site and upgraded the RAM into 8gb but is still the same.
I thought it will take only less than a minute to boot up for this laptop.
Could anyone help me please to speed up boot time.
E420 i5 - 2520M @ 2.50Ghz, AMD HD6630M
500gb @ 7200RPM
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09-27-2011 05:59 PM
09-28-2011 01:14 AM
Thanks for your reply.
After I defrag the drive it shows C: 0% Fragmented ; Q:1%Fragmented ; SYSTEM_DRV:0% Fragmented, but it's still above 1min to get to my desktop, I think it's still not the expected performance of this machine.
09-28-2011 03:15 AM - edited 10-09-2011 10:34 PM
I would recommend a system utility program( system maintainance)
like Ccleaner or Advanced system care free
These programs clean up your computer, registry, defrags, unnecessary files etc.
09-28-2011 03:47 AM
1. Click Start on the taskbar, type msconfig on the search bar. Enter
Go to Startup tab
Disable / Uncheck most, except:
Your antivirus software / Security Suites
ThinkPad Power Manager (If you installed it)
ThinkVantage AutoLock (You can uncheck if you do not need auto-locking security, etc.)
ThinkVantage Active Protection System
Microsoft Windows Operating System (if available)
Intel(R) Common User Interface (You may need if you uses Intel Anti-Theft Technology with subscription with Computrace or other)
Doing this would reduce the amount of application tray, loader, etc. It would reduce the memory usage and allows you to startup your computer faster.
2. In msconfig, under Boot Tab, go to advanced option and check Number of processors and select the highest number.
Although Microsoft said by default, the system boots from all cores / threads, this tweaks is able to cut down most of systems / VM boot time by a fraction. This helps especially if you have heavy background task.
3. Disable Services that you probably won;t need
Download the Safe script for your version of Windows 7 and double-click, add to registry
If there's any problem or if you want to reverse the process, you could just download the Default script and add to registry, it would go back to default.
This link shows what services is modified or remain the same, etc.
Disable unnecessary services reduce the amount of memory use for the system and at the same time improve system performance and security
4. If you are using Power Manager, choose Maximum Performance plan. If not, choose High Performance plan. Power plans affects boot performance. Choosing Balance or Power Saver, or other plan would prevent the system to have the most optimum / fastest boot.
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09-28-2011 04:33 PM
I am having the same issue with my 520 if anyone can help. It used to boot up fast when purchased. Is there maybe a software error that I can fix and something I can run that will get the bootup speed back to normal?
10-02-2011 09:45 PM