I posted a while back that my new build was loading XP x64 really slow. 45 seconds just on the blue bar with the XP logo.
I decided I might as well just do a reinstall since another problem came up as well. Reinstall works great. Down to 15 seconds or so on that screen, 45 seconds from pushing the button to the desktop instead of like 2 minutes...
I install the drivers from the CDs and all still works fine. Then I go to update the mobo and video drivers and it does a slow bootup, but goes a step further and screws with my BIOS settings as well to where I have to reset them and detect the HDDs again.
I installed SP2 yesterday and it screwed with the BIOS again as well, and didn't help the bootup speed. I tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the ones from the CD, but it didn't fix it.
The only thing I can think of doing is updating the BIOS now. Should I try that, or is there something else I can do that I haven't tried? I'm thinking maybe b/c it's a 64bit OS that it's giving me probs, but it's obviously linked with the nvidia drivers for either my mobo or video. XP x64 is all I have to use legally on my system right now though... If the only remedy is to reinstall Windows again, I will not update the drivers.