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    Question about M10000 boot times - very slow..

    I am getting to the final stages of installing my computer. I'm finishing up the software end, but the boot time is very slow. I have a EPIA M10000. I have nLite'd my XP install, and it boots quick, but the screen prior to Windows loading seems to hang for over a minute (the screen that has the VIA splash logo). I have searched and read that people have a lot faster boot times, so I have to ask what settings in the BIOS would cause this? I have 512mb of ram if that makes any difference.

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris

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    Shouldn't take that long. My Via is no champ in the boot time department but it's not much over a minute.

    I do have an issue with a USB CD-ROM drive that I have. When I boot with it attached, it will "hang" the system for several minutes with just the desktop but no icons showing. After several minutes I guess the USB times out and it goes about it's business until you put a different disk in.

    Maybe you have a similar problem. Try booting with just the drive (unless it's USB).
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    maybe it's on auto-detect for the ide devices? Try going into the bios and detecting all the harddrives/cd-rom drives so that it can save the settings instead of auto-detecting on each boot.

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    also.. don't let it check the memory every time on boot.
    enable fast boot.
    disable seek floppy. heck, if you don't have a floppy drive. disable everything floppy.
    disable anything you don't use ... like NIC for me.

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    Thanks a lot for all that replies. I unhooked the Rikaline USB GPS mouse, and now it boots a lot faster. It would be impracticle to plug/unplug the GPS in everytime I boot. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Anyone?

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    You should be able disable USB boot option in the BIOS.

    Think that should do it, so you can boot with your GPS plugged in.

    Let me know how you go.

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    After moving the GPS receiver from one port to another it works. Strange. I will disable USB booting anyhow, because I will never need to boot off anything USB. Didn't know you could boot off of USB, so thanks for the info.....

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    You can boot off of some crazy stuff anymore :P

    I once read this article about this guy who accidentally booted off of his dead grandfather... wierd.

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