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m7cast

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I recently installed a new CD drive, since mine got busted.

Two weeks after that, I noticed that windows boots up slower than usual.

I counted the pane with the little blue scrolls (during boot up), and it took about 30 scrolls.

However, when I remove the CD drive, it goes back to the normal boot up time. ( about 5 seconds )

What could be causing the problem?
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Hi. Go into the Device Manager (if you don't know where it is, let us know) and check for the CD drives. Make sure the old one is either gone from the list or is disabled.
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yes, it's disabled.

this is one weird computer.

because if I take out the cd drive and leave the video card, (geforce fx5500) 5 second bootup.

if i take out the videocard and put in the cd drive, 5 second bootup.

but if i try both at the same time, VOILA, 15 minute bootup.

any help would be appreciated. :whistling:
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could it be the power supply? just wondering..
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I guess it could be, but I'm not sure there... This is a pretty bazaar issue... How many watts is your current power supply?
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Things I have running:

AMD Sempron 2400+
nVidia Geforce FX 5500 128 MB DDR
2 Cooling Fans (12 V each)
256MB DDR PC400
Samsung 80GB IDE HDD
Internal Modem.

Can the power supply handle it? It's a generic one. Because if I connect the cd-rom, the bootup time slows down to 15 minutes. But without it, it boots up in about 5 seconds.

HeLP!!! :whistling:
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help please!

because if it's just the power supply, i would gladly replace it myself.

those fools from the computer shop charge expensive rates for diagnosis... :blink:

so as much as possible i fix the computer myself.

help please! help me pinpoint the problem...

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During startup, go to your BIOS. (hit DELETE during startup) Look under boot devices. Is the CD drive listed in there?
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hi m7cast ,

This is Jacob, According to me your Power Supply Should Handle the Power Requirement efficiently , there is no need to change the power supply, Please Connect your Optical Drive And Download this Utility and Run It

http://ftp.us.dell.c...es/PIOtoDMA.exe

Download it and extract in the folder c:\dell
Now Open the Folder C:\dell\dell

Please Run the run the file pushtodma.exe

Also Try This
http://support.micro...kb;en-us;320553

Hope This Works For you

Good Luck

Regards
Jacob

Edited by JacobAtDell, 27 August 2006 - 02:01 PM.

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