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Slow boot up after second HDD removed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by azarno1, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. azarno1

    azarno1 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    My first post here....i've got a bit of a problem. i've just removed my second HDD from my PC and the boot up time has increased dramatically. Funnily enough Windows works fine and even boots up normally once you get to the Windows XP screen with the moving bar, but the initial boot up screen stays on for ages and then the screen proceeds to go black for about 1 minute before I get to the windows start up screen. The HDD I removed had no boot files on it, it was purely used to store music and video. It was also set to the slave setting and the remaining HDD is set to master.

    Any advice would be appreciated as I am having to sit and stare at my screen for 3-4 minutes before I can start using it!

    Thanks.....
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Sounds like the bios is wasting time looking for the second drive. Why not reset the bios to optimum defaults and hopefully that will reset drive configuration.
     
  3. azarno1

    azarno1 Thread Starter

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    I have already...no joy. i was thinking that i didn't change the HDD jumper on the existing drive. When there is only one drive in the machine should the HDD jumper be set to master or should you just take the jumper out?
     
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