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By urok ·
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My hp4455 pavillion with a celeron 4ooMHZ processor has just had a new HD put in (WD 20G, 7200RPM) and now when I boot it takes almost 3minutes or more. Seems to hang right before it detects the HD. I have the Bios HD setting set to Auto. I have tried setting it to user with the sectors, size... and all that crap but it still boots incredibly slow. Any ideas???? Scott

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by dmiles In reply to Very Slow Boot

My thinking is that you have a faster hard drive speed than the processor can handle,so check the manufacturers site to update the bios and also the the IDE Controller,the UDA controller speed may not be able to handle the 7200 rpm drive speed

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Very Slow Boot

I thought that was the case also, however it seems that the BIOS is set to accept this drive. I ran a utility for WD and it said that the Bios was configured correctly and supported the drive. Nice try. Scott

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by Albert Franco II In reply to Very Slow Boot

I would suspect that there is a setting in your BIOS which is incompatible with the drive.

Most BIOS setup program offer the option to use a pre-selected configuration which is optimal and another which is most compatible. Try the most compatible first then the optimal. Does either or both of them make a difference?

While you may not be able to get the fullest performance out of your drive without upgrading the BIOS you should at least be able to have a decent performance by correctly setting the BIOS.

If after trying this you still need help be sure to post additional comments here.

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by urok In reply to Very Slow Boot

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by freetech In reply to Very Slow Boot

if you left your old hdd in there without formatting, it may be trying to decide which hdd to boot from. if they both have bootable partitions, a conflict could arise.

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by urok In reply to Very Slow Boot

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by jmatt In reply to Very Slow Boot

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http://216.230.195.137/newsletters/2000/2000-04-10.htm
http://www.techweb.com/winmag.com/columns/explorer/2000/08.htm
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BOOT LOG ANALYZER. If your computeris booting slowly, this little
freeware utility at http://www.vision4.dial.pipex.com/ may identify
the source of the delay. The Boot Log Analyzer reports the delay with
loading each DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and identifies problems some
of the DLL may be having with properly loading. The BLA won't fix your
problems, but you might be better informed so you can either ditch
the offending software or go looking for a fix.
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At startup, hit ctrl and go into setup . At the bottom right of the screen , you may have load values . Select "optimal" .

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by urok In reply to Very Slow Boot

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by Espet In reply to Very Slow Boot

My best guess to the cause of this problem is that your new drive is Ultra 100. Your system does not have Ultra 100 capability. Therefor your system is taking a long time to detect the drive. A go around for this is changing your jumper setting on the hardrive so that you force it to operate at a slower speed. Check your hardrive manual.

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