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For sometime now I've been trying to get my computer to start up quicker with no real success. Its just occured to me that I installed a second hard drive a few years ago. I know the Operating System is on the C:, but is my computer going through both drives, thus the slow start, before it starts and if so can I make it just go to the c:?

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Where is it long on your PC post or once windows astarted. The only time a second hard drive would slow down your boot is at the Bios start up when it seeks your hardware. You can help your time a little buy going in your bios and making sure that your master hard drive (with your c:/) is your first in the order of boot (before cd-rom or floppy ecxt.) the fact you have a second hdd should only make a couple seconds of difference at this stage.

What you could check to help your boot time is what windows loads at start up (antivirus, firewall, office ect) and eliminate any program not really necsessary. You can modify what loads at boot by going to START/RUN and type MSCONFIG then go to the tab START UP and uncheck all the programs not really needed at boot ( just be careful of what you uncheck since some programs are needed at boot). Any programs like antivirus, anti malware or protection programs are needed, ATI or NVIDIA programs are needed too.

Regular maintenance also helps like defragmentation or cleaning your temp files (use a program like ATF File Cleaner).
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