P4 slow boot when RAID is enabled

By kshroben
Aug 15, 2005
  1. My P4 Machine has been having trouble booting up and after clearing the startup files and the services that get started at bootup I decided to try something else and I disabled the L1 and L2 caches on the BIOS and rebooted. It booted in no time and still had access to the RAID drives. If I enable the caches, then there will be a long time between the Windows XP screen and the logon screen.

    I use Highpoint Disk Management software v. 2.341 unsigned driver. Could someone tell me how to fix this problem? I want the computer to start with all the caches enabled at a reasonable speed, meaning about 1 minute or 1.5 minutes from power on to desktop while being able to have access to my RAID drives.

    My specifications for this computer are as follows:
    Soyo Mobo PX400Ultra
    Pentium 4 1.70 Mhz
    1 Gig of Xorsair Value Select Memory at 2.5 cas
    Zenith Data systems CRT monitor
    560 Watts Thermaltake Power supply
    GEforce MX400 video card
    Primary IDE is c: 57 gigabytes HDD
    Secondary IDE Lite-On DVD RW drive
    Terciary IDE: RAID 0 array containing 2 60 Gigs HDDs configured as G:
    Logitech wired keyboard and mouse PS2 style
    USB devices and LAN have been disabled in the BIOS
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