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Restarting computer just to login and it's slower than usual

By shoushin
Aug 18, 2006
  1. I've been dealing with this problem for like 2 years...and now I finally got the time to try and fix this. Though I don't know how, I'm hoping someone can help me. Ok..so when I turned on my computer...normally I see this:

    Pentium III - 450 MHz
    Checking NVRAM
    262144KB OK
    WAIT...


    [about 2-3 minutes later...which is about longer than usual...this appears:]


    Searching for boot record from Floppy... Not found
    Searching for boot record from CDROM... Not found
    Searching for boot record from SCSI... Not found

    [then this appears]


    RPL-ROM-FFC: 1 [it goes to 2, 3, 4, 5,...and so on until 20]

    [then this appears again...for many times repeatly]

    Searching for boot record from Floppy... Not found
    Searching for boot record from CDROM... Not found
    Searching for boot record from SCSI... Not found

    [I restarted my computer.]

    Pentium III - 450 MHz
    Checking NVRAM
    262144KB OK
    WAIT...

    Auto-Detecting Pri Master...IDE Hard disk
    Auto-Detecting Sec Slave...ATAPI CDROM

    [that took about 2-3 minutes for above to appear...and later the Windows ME splash screen appear..finally]

    Searching boot record from IDE-O...OK

    So I finally log onto my computer...but I really want to get rid of this problem....before it wasn't that slow. Usually it takes about 1-2 minutes to login...but now I have to restart my computer everytime and wait about 2-3 minutes. Does this have anything to do with rebooting the computer?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    From here

    1.Restart your pc and go to the BIOS.(tap del or F1 usually)

    2.Check to see if your S.M.A.R.T for hard disk is disabled, if it is, change it to enable and restart your pc.

    2.Check you IDE cables and set the jumpers to cable select.HD 0 on the end of cable.

    3.Make sure HD 0 has boot priority.Disable the other the options.

    4.Check your BIOS and configure it to detect the hard disk automatically.

    In brief,keep twiddling until something works.
     
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