Hey all, Please help me out with a problem. Any advice would be appreciated. My computer's boot time has been getting longer and longer over the last couple of months. This is what happens. Power is turned on. But, I do not get anything on the screen. (yes, the monitor is plugged in). The problem seems to be centered around the fact that it is having trouble "reading" or recognizing my two disk drives (A CD-Rom Rewritable and and DVD-Rom). The lights on on drives blink for a while, and then stop, and then they blink again. Meanwhile, nothing comes up on the monitor, in fact, the monitor won't recieve a signal but will still be powered on. AFter a while, I will hear a beep and then the monitor will recieve a signal and then the normal boot process begins, without the disk drives lights blinking. I know this sounds strange. I have tried reconnecting the drives, unplugging the drives, and I even bought a new DVD-Rom (since my old one was having problems anyway). But, this has been going on long before I bought the new one. Any help would be appreciated.