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GravyTrain

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Hello again, didn't expect to be back so soon :S

Anyway, my NEC ND-3540A dvd burner, had some problems (not reading or 'spinning' (?) the disc), so I uninstalled the drivers for it and rebooted windows and tried to update the drivers using the hardware update wizard. The wizard was going slow, so I stoped it and went on the internet to find some drivers for it and installed them. these new drivers caused my 'Boot from disc' slower than normal (around 5-10 seconds instead of instantly).

AFAIK, I don't use a boot disc, I boot directly from the hard drive so it shouldn't take this long. :S So, anyway to make the computer know im not trying to boot from my hard drive and not a disc? :/
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there should not be a driver for this drive...do you mean firmware?

Anyway, uninstall the drive in devicemanager by right clicking and choosing uninstall, then reboot again...let windows reinstall the drive

Where did you get the driver?
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oops, yea. I meant firmware ;p I got it Here IIRC

I tried what you did, and reduced the time to 3-5 seconds. This is an improvement, but before this used to take around 1 second. Is there a way to reduce this time more?
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I do not know....Perhaps your bios is now having difficult autodetecting the drive?

Drop into bios, and see if there is a setting for dvd-rom in addition to auto....

You might also consider moving the drive to a different controller if it is currently sharing a controller with another drive
where in the process does the extra time occur?
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Ok, I got it fixed :whistling:

I went into BIOS by pressing Delete at the start-up screen, then went to Advance BIOS Features>Boot sequence. Then I changed the sequence so it tried booting from the hard drive first.

Thank you :blink:
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