Speeding Up Windows Startup
If you want Windows to startup just a little bit faster, you will need to disable the check for a new floppy disk drive. Otherwise Windows, scans your hardware configuration to see if a new floppy drive exists. Chances are you are not going to be changing floppy drives often, so follow these instructions to disable the floppy drive check and save yourself a little load time:
- Right-click on My Computer icon on your Desktop.
- Select Properties, then select the Performance tab.
- Click on File System, then select the Floppy Disk tab.
- Uncheck the box that says: Search For New Floppy Disk Drives Each Time Your Computer Starts.
- Then click OK button twice which will exit back to your Desktop.
Now when your system boots up it will load slightly faster because it will not perform a hardware scan to check for a new floppy drive.
This tip comes from Valerie Ryan.
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Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.