Originally Posted by Djembe
You've got some misconceptions-
1.) The Sony logo shows up during what's called the Power On Self-Test (or POST for short). It needs to happen or your computer won't start up correctly. Even if you could eliminate it, it wouldn't shorten boot time. In order to speed up boot time, you can cut down on the number of programs that start at bootup.
2.) Even though BIOS is written on the motherboard, it's still software and does not require taking the computer apart to access. However, in order to change it, you have to have access to a program that can break to your current BIOS.
Can you please recommend to me such a program?
I have already eliminated all but 5 programs loading at startup and (repeatedly) cleaned & defragmented my hard drives (and registry). I also removed the windows startup & log in screens, eliminated all my recent document infos, all my computer sounds, all but 60 or so of its fonts, consolidated the start menu, and deleted almost every icon on my desktop.
It still takes 80 + seconds to boot up completely.