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Thread: HMM slow boot up?!

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    HMM slow boot up?!

    ok so i have an old 366 mhz emachines computer im installing in the car.
    it used to boot up really fast
    i timed it at around 30 seconds form turn on to playing music.

    however now it stays at the emachines boot up screen for at least 2 mins then it continues on to the windows loading screen.

    anyone know why it does this?
    do i need to change anyhting in the bios since i took out the floppy and Cd dirve?

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    ah... easy one. disable your secondary IDE controller (if that is where your cd used to be) so that the bios doesn't try to look there for a device. Same thing with the floppy controller, but windows might have an issue with that.

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    windows loads fine.
    thanks
    i;ll try that
    -dannn

    ***EDIT***
    worked!
    thanks a bunch.
    boot up is now back to 30 seconds.

    took me a while to findout how to get to the emachines bios

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