Re: new computer running slow
You probably have a Hard disk/cdrom setting problem.
Your hard disk / cdrom cable jumpers could be improperly set up and you are in PIO mode and not in DMA, which results in poor data transfer. I would suggest you check your hardward device settings for your hard disk and also your cdrom. If they are not DMA, and you cannot set it DMA then you have a jumper setting issue problem. [10 minutes to boot up means bios is searching for the operating system and it takes it that long to find it]. Also, if you have 2 hard disks and installed your operating system on the disk that is the slave (for the bios), then you should change their order in your bios settings.
Asus P4P800 SE
Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5
RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM
200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection