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Issue: When booting the computer - after the Bios screen, there is an extended delay of about ~30 seconds before windows starts to load. It starts with the Bios/Motherboard name and then the screen goes blank for about 30 seconds (sometimes there is a flashing prompt). Nothing else is happening during this period (no blinking LED lights showing activity); then Windows starts loading.
I had this issue since I build the computer, but I cannot figure out what may be causing the blank 30 seconds period. I tried removing all PCI add-ons and CD drives and just letting it boot with a graphics card and the hard drive and that was no help.
- Soyo DRAGON 2 v1.0 Motherboard
- P4 3 GHz HT Processor.
2 x 512MB Dual Channel Memory – Corsair PC3200 DDR
nVidia GeForce FX 5200
WD 80 GB Hard Drive
1 DVD RW and 1 CD RW drive
Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Date : 09 October 2004
Edited by DOS4, 19 July 2005 - 01:21 PM.