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How To Speed Up The Windows Boot Procedure

You can reduce the time it takes to start up Windows 98 and Windows Millennium. Windows automatically searches for new floppy disk drives each time your computer starts. So if you disable this floppy drive search function, Windows will have one less function to perform during the boot up process. Disabling this function with have no effect upon and will not prevent you from using a bootable floppy or an emergency start up disk to start up your computer. This technical brief will show you how to disable this setting.

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Speeding Up The Boot Process For Windows 98 And Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double click on System icon to open up the System Properties Window.
  4. Then click on the Performance tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Then click on the File System button at lower left hand corner of the screen.
  6. Now click on the Floppy Disk tab at the top of the screen.
  7. Remove the check mark from Search for new floppy disk drives each time your computer starts.
  8. Then click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen to save your settings.
  9. And then click on OK to exit the System Properties Window.
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