I have a Sony VAIO laptop that has an i7 processor, 6 GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM 500 GB 2.5 inch drive.
I work in .NET, so I have SQL Server Developer, Visual Studio and a lot of other tools like that.
The machine takes nearly 4 minutes to boot up. I actually timed it this morning and it is 2:45 seconds, although it is still isn't really responsive at that point. It's clear things are still loading, in other words.
I have ReadyBoost but that doesn't seem to help. Most of the boot up occurs before ReadyBoost even comes online, which is a shame because the flash memory for it is quite fast.
Is there a way to speed up the boot time and/or make ReadyBoost more effective?