just recently i swapped over the board from another pc case. when it was in the other case it booted alot faster than it did now. the only thing that changed from the previous case to this case, were all the optical drives and ide cables as i upgraded them as i swapped the case.
However, even prior to installing windows (the exact same version) i was having this same slow boot problem. after the windows install the boot process was slow just the same.
if anyone has any ideas on how to fix this, i'd greatly appreciate it.
thanks in advance,