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    WIN XP - loads late

    Sorry, im not sure whether this is a hardware or software problem...
    I just built a new computer:
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    AMD Athlon 64: 2.21GHz
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    Motherboard: Chaintech VNF4/Zentih
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    When I turn the PC on it rushes through the Bios quick as lightning, but right after it just sits there on a blank screen for about 5 secs, then XP loading screen comes up...
    Help!
    I have already tried to make the HDD boot first, doesnt make a difference....

    Edit: sorry I kind of understated. It's actually almost 2 minutes. I usually wouldn'nt mind, but the screen is blank at that time and ive never seen that...
    Last edited by stickfigure; 10-29-2005 at 05:38 PM.

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    5 secs is loading slow ?

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    sorry I time it and It's actually almost 2 minutes. I usually wouldn'nt mind, but the screen is blank at that time and ive never seen that...

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    The screen is blank for 2 minutes from POST screen to XP splash screen...that's weird. What's your drives interface? SATA or IDE?

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    Usually these kind of delays are because of added controller cards or onboard controllers with their own BIOS. An example is that my mainboard contains one onboard SATA RAID controller and two onboard PATA RAID controllers. Add an additional SCSI controller card and it takes somewhere around two minutes for my system to get from POST to OS loading too.

    The more stuff needs to run before system is ready to load OS, the longer it will take...
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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    SATA or IDE?
    IDE

    And yea, my mother board has an on board Raid controller, so you think that's making it do this....? isnt there a way not to load the stuff I dont need?
    Last edited by stickfigure; 10-30-2005 at 03:08 AM.

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    You should be able to turn off any onboard unwanted controllers in your BIOS. This is what i have done as i have 2 different onboard SATA controllers that i am not using!
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