HDD slows and freezes winxp bootup.

By te00 ยท 6 replies
Nov 27, 2007
  1. Hi every1.My problem is this.

    I recently format my pc.After booting again and happy to have a fresh winxp i faced a little problem.Bootup took more than 1 minute to execute xp.The screen with winxp loading took almost 20sec.Before this black screen.When i plugged out my ide drive(have 2 sata 1 ata) boot up was ok,about 20sec.I plug in the 3rd disk and slow again.Tried compination 1 sata 1 ata slow again.So i guess its a problem with the ata disk.Though all files are ok,and bios recognize all of my hdd without problems.

    Any1 could help.Plz.Thank you.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Instead of setting the IDE drives as "auto" in BIOS, set them manually ("none" for nonexistent devices) so no time is wasted for autodetection.
  3. te00

    te00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I ve done that.nothing.

    Ah and forgot to say that now,its not slow,it freezes when shows the wixp loading.
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Since you just installed Windows maybe you should run the repair part of the disc. I'm not discounting the SATA and ATA drive problem possibility....but the problem could lie in some files that are not right. Try the repair approach to eliminate any installation problems. Good Luck. Worst case is toss the older drive, use it in another project.
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    after this fresh install did you load all the motherboard chipset drivers
    and any other I/O drivers
  6. te00

    te00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Did exactly what was doing after every format.All drivers etc.
    It's the 1st time i face this.
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If it delayed when "Auto" and freezes now when you set the drive manually, then it means that you set it wrong. For example, you defined the primary master while your drive is primary slave or sth.
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