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hoboscratch

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Just built a brand new machine, I'm wondering why this 2.66 machine is slower to boot than my 1.4 sitting next to it. Here is what I built:

2.66GHz P4 socket lg775 w/HT
Asus P5S800-VM
80gb seagate sata
lite-on 52x cdrw
thermaltake 420w ps

Built this for a customer as a budget machine, I'm wondering if the motherboard is the weak link here. It seriously takes 90 seconds to get to the desktop. There are quite a few pauses for 5-10 seconds as its loading. I am wondering if something might be set in the bios to cause such a slow boot time. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
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What kind of diagnostics does it run? I have and HP with XP that takes nearly five minutes because it runs a full suite of diagnostics. Also, after you installed did you defragment? That will put the system files closer together on the HDD and speed things up a bit.
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how quick does the 1.4 boot?

How much ram the 2.66 have?

Im guessing its in the software.
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sorry, 512mb ram. interestingly, i just installed xp on a ide hdd and it boots in 30 sec....
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I bet its the boot priorety in BIOS, it has to go through everything for the sata, but the ide defaults to the top...
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Whoops! it was my fault. In device manager I noticed there was no scsi controller, under IDE there was a Dual Channel PCI IDE etc etc. Let windows update and find a driver for that and bam, good to go. Figured that woulda gotten installed automatically or with the mb driver cd, but apparantly not.
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