Originally Posted by hellrazor
Hard drive, BIOS, mobo, and boot manager. I spend a decent amount of time waiting for GRUB to come up.
Disable unused on-board stuff (in BIOS)
Disable unused ports, maybe a hard drive dedicated to Linux (in Device Manager)
Unplug unnecessary drives (CD, DVD, USB drive)
Defrag & optimize
Go to device manager, open Primary IDE channel, Advanced Settings tab, on device that doesn't have "Device Type" greyed out select "None" instead of auto. Repeat for Secondary IDE channel.
Go to your BIOS and make sure your SATA ports are on IDE type (or whatever it's called) instead of SATA.
These have only been tested on Windows XP.
I will look through the BIOS to see what I can disable
No IDE devices present in PC
I suppose I could try unplugging the DVD drive for one reboot
SSD drives are RAID 0
Windows 7 x64.