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Computer Takes 5 Hours To Boot Into Windows


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#1 cycler

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:32 PM

My computer takes about 5 hours to boot into windows XP. It gives one short beep, shows the motherboard type etc., then goes to a flashing cursor in the top left corner. After about tweny minutes or so the bar appears and windows finally starts (about 5 hours later). Once up it does not recognize my cd/rom drive. I checked the memory, video card, ethernet card, sound card, hard drive, reset the bios. etc. Checked for viruses also. I've tried everything I can think of.
I'm thinking it maybe the motherboard. Any ideas of what else it may be. Any help would be grateful.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:07 PM

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode, and how long does that take?
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:18 PM

No. It just goes to the A prompt and that takes about 15 minutes. I can then change to the C drive. Type dir and it shows all the directories etc on my drive.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:17 PM

Let's start out with the system specifications. What kind of system is it?
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