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Old 06-24-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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I just got my laptop the other day. It came with Vista, and the boot would take almost 10 minutes to get to the desktop. So I current have XP on it, and it still takes about 10 minutes too boot.

I tried clean installs, KillDisk, defrags, and no fix.

Its a 160GB SATA 5200RPM HDD (More specs in sig).

Any idea why this is happening? Or is this normal for laptops? (This is my 1st laptop)
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Have you ran a diagnostics test on the HDD?
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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If you just bought it the other day, why are you bothering to mess with it. Take it back to where you bought it and get it replaced.
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Have you ran a diagnostics test on the HDD?
Yes I did, no errors.
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you can buy new hdd's for lappys.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822146228
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yeah but 7200RPM is high as they go for lappys thesedays which aint much. i got a 5400RPM drive with my xp on it scary i know but it takes a long time to boot(like 30 bars going by) but not THAT long

is it sata or ata?
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It shouldnt take that long. The one in my sig only takes 30 seconds. If its new then i would just take it back and tell them to sort it, no point in you doing it and invalidating your guarantee in the process.
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is it sata or ata?
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:12 PM   #9
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Don't bother fixing it. Get it replaced, so you won't have warranty issues after. Even the 5400 and lower drives takes less than 30 bars to boot. I had a very old 810MB HDD and worked fine. not big, but fine.
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