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Very Very Slow Cold Bootup

By Geminite
Mar 3, 2005
  1. Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could figure out a problem of mine.

    I don't understand why my computer cold boots so slow. It takes around 5-10 mins to start up while a warm boot would take 15 seconds.

    The computer seems to be loading a lot of stuff when I cold boot, but I don't know what would be causing it. I already have tweaked my computer to boot as quick as it can (disabled uncessary services, used bootvis)

    I set my anti virus not to scan on start up, so I don't know what else it could be.

    I tried both WINXP + SP1 and WINXP + SP2 and the problem is the same.

    I'm running a
    p4 3.0
    512 dual channel ram
    radeon 8500 AIW
    2x 200 GB Seagate HDs

    Can anyone help me figure this out?

    Thanks
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    What are the specs of your power-supply? It might be under-performing, if this is one of those cheap PSUs that come with a case, when you build your own.
    Check for dustbunnies in the fans of CPU, PSU and AGP-card.
    Is 48-bit LBA enabled in BIOS for those big harddisks??
     
  3. Geminite

    Geminite TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot, I will try that.

    I'm running a good PS: Zalman ZM300b-APS (the noiseless switching power supply)

    I tried most of the usual stuff like Bootvis, disabling useless services, defragging.

    I'm just wondering what could be causing such a slow cold boot, while a regular boot is so fast.

    Thanks again.
     
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