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Old 03-24-2005, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Slow system boot

This morning when I started my PC, I just got a black screen with the first line of the boot and took forever to detect my IDE devices, but it finally was ok to get to windows XP. I restarted to see if it was just a random error, but it's still doing the same thing, so I tried to get to the BIOSm and it took forever too. I checked the boot order and everything seems fine.... I really dunno what u think the BIOS is dead or corrupted? I didn't do anything so how can it be?

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Old 03-24-2005, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if the Bios was dead then the computer wouldnt have booted at all.
Were you overloading your computer at all when you last used it?

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Old 03-24-2005, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no I didn't do anything last night... and this morning it was so slow... It can't be windows cause it really happens when the PC uploads from the bios and tries to detect the IDE that is why I thought that it only can be the BIOS :-(
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try clearing the BIOS using the jumper on the motherboard. I have a similar problem with an MSI motherboard, sometimes it just doesn't detect the IDE devices.

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Old 03-24-2005, 06:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's probolly looking for invisible IDE drives or trying to boot off a network

Also your IDE drives may have a long spin up time, after a large voltage fluctuation my drives used to take a few seconds (about 5)
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Or you may have a boot sector virus.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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well it's all gone... I took out the IDE bus of the DVD-rom so that it can only boot from the HD, and I restarted the was working I replaced the bus, and it's still working fine...
I am glad that it's working again but I would like to know what happened...cause I didn't do anything and I checked all the connections... well another computer mistery

thanks to you all of you for your help

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