Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:32 PM
I just saw this the other day and thought that I should post about it for those that are having similar problems.
We had a new HP system come in with 2 gB of RAM, a SATA hard drive, and 2 DVD drives. It was slow as molasses in January! Burning a CD took 15 minutes - whereas the rest of the systems in the shop could do the same CD in 2½ minutes.
After many hours of troubleshooting I happened to remember my last system - which also had 2 DVD drives and SATA hard drives (and no IDE drives) - and it booted slow as molasses also.
The problem, it turns out, is that the IDE channels are searching for IDE drives - and this slows the system down immensely. The cure is to turn off those channels not being used - or to set them to "none" so that the system doesn't seek drives that don't exist.
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