POST and HDD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Teddy, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    After installing my new 80gb Western Digital HDD the screen that appears as soon as you switch on the PC seems to take ages (around 15 seconds) to identify my HDDs, CD ROMs etc. This used to only take a couple of seconds.

    Any ideas of why this is happening, or better still how to speed it up?

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    one of my signature 'tweaks' is to go into the bios and set the harddrives to manual instead of auto-detect... and change the other auto setting (don't remember what it's called) to LBA for each hd. this shaves a few seconds off the post time. in your case, maybe 15 seconds. :)
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Thanks Tauras...took a few secs off!

    Its still painfully slow tho!
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I've seen a similar effect when the floppy has been broken/missing/disconnected/wrongefully connected. Does yours work ok?