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Old 09-04-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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Whenever I start up my pc just before it ask you which user to log in as....the screen turns black for about 2min. The hardive isnt doing anything(theres a flashing light when its working) and its sometimes annoying. Anyone know why?
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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How old is the hdd? And has this happened always or just recently?
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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check to see if you have any hardware or driver conflicts, that can contribute to a slow start up.
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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I just built it so its always been like that...I dont think its slow either because once I get to the desktop screen it doesnt even have to load.
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Old 09-04-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Mine does that to so i think its normal you have a serial ATA HDD?
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Old 09-04-2005, 06:47 PM   #6
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mine is black for 30 sec durin boot ... but my mates comps have XP is loading and a wee bar thing
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:20 PM   #7
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hmm mines not black for that long maybe 3-5 secs...

*EDIT* Count how long it take for your whole system to boot up and post back.
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My blank screen is blank for exactly 6 seconds, The entire startup takes 3 minutes and 17 seconds

You might have a hard drive conflict that it has to resolve. Is everything set to where the hard ware decides, or do you have them set to master and slave?
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:33 PM   #9
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Hmm that doesnt sound right mine takes 10sec to boot up not even that i dont think....i have a seatgate 80gig 7200rpm Serial ATA....maybe mine is just fast I dont know but 3 minutes??
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8 years old computer
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