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Old 04-03-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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I've got a computer. Dell. When I turn it on it takes about 4-5 mins to detect the Hard Drive. If i unplug the hard drive It boots fast but says no boot devices found, so when i plug it back in, it is really slow. Ive updated the bios but still no help. Anyone help speed it up, how can i speed it up? Please help

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Old 04-04-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
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How old is the drive? It could be on it's way out it the read speed is that slow.
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Old 04-04-2004, 07:23 AM   #3
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Yeah - sounds like the drive is on its way to Hard Drive Heaven up in the Sky, where everything is oiled properly, everything is happy, and there's no constant downloading in sight.
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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buy a new drive theyre dirt cheap and it will solve your problem. if youve had the drive out check the jumpers are set correctly and that the ide cable is securely connected but it sounds like hard drive failure to me
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