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Old 01-24-2005, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just finished my new pc, everthing seems to work good, but I have a slow boot up, meaning from the time I hit the power button, till the time I see my desktop is about 1:40.

The big hangup seems to be after I see my ASUS logo, then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner, that goes on for a good 35 seconds.

Why is it dragging out so long? Or is this a normal load time. I have already disabled RAID and promise , since I dont use that stuff. Here are my specs

ASUS A8V
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Running XP home.

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Old 01-24-2005, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your BIOS. You may have it set to do a memory test. If so, you could be there a while for each boot.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Disable unused IDE channels in your BIOS.
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Ill try both of those, thanks guys.
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It's trying to boot off of something that isnt their
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Well, I have it set to boot from HD, what else could it want?
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change to quick boot in the bios.
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I dont see anyplace to disable memory test. Also only the IDE's I need are enabled. Quick boot is enabled.
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In my setup screeen, there is a spot called

ADDon ROM display [FORCE BIOS]

or I can select keep current

whats this?
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Make sure "Quick Power On Self Test" is enabled also.
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