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Hello ladies and gentlemen - first time for me in this subforum, but I just finished putting my

new rig together and I have a performance question.

Should booting from a SATA drive into XP Pro take significant longer time than booting from

a IDE drive?

Setup:

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570 SLI MCP 4DDR2-DIMM 3PCI 4PCIe SATA Raid Audio

DUAL GB-LAN Firewire Socket AM2 ATX

AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+ 3.0GHz 2x1MB Boxed Socket AM2

2 * Seagate Barracuda ST3320620AS 7200.10 320GB 7200rpm 16MB cache SATA2

2 * 1 GB Memory

Asus Extreme GeForce 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 TV-out HDTV DVI RETAIL PCI Express

Samsung SH-S203B Dual-Layer DVD +RW/R -RW/R 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 20X DVD-R

6X DVD-RW 48X CDR 32X CDRW BLACK bulk S-ATA

Thanx in advance

/ SwedenXP B)

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Should booting from a SATA drive into XP Pro take significant longer time than booting from an IDE drive?
Quick answer: no.

Longer answer: No. Check your drivers are up to date. A quick "up to date OR not up to date" method is to use the free scan of driveragent.com. Sometimes the drivers provided by the motherboard manufacturer aren't the latest ones available - sometimes it's better to go to the maker of the individual chips or chipset.

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@ripken204 - thats a valid question!

7 bars across the screen, time from boot to 7 bars end is 60 s.

After that it takes another 80 s until WinXP is ready to be used.

It´s really these 80 s that annoys me most - the complete boot

was quicker on my old machine.

There is no firewall installed (yet), so that is not the problem.

/ SwedenXP

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ive seen an old p3 boot into windows faster then any other rig ive ever seen. like 10seconds.

my current setup takes forever like over a min. its truly re tarded.

tried bootvis that doesnt seem to even work nowadays as i never get the second popup and not sure if it does anything

trying that free scanner now

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My machine boots pretty quick...but I've never worried so much about it since I don't reboot that often (usually once a month for the routine patches or if there is a power outage longer than my UPS can run on batteries).

BUT...another thing I would check is services. The 80s wait is probably a service hanging when it tries to start. If you check the System Log in the Event Viewer right after bootup I bet there'll be a message about a service that hung trying to start. Windows Desktop Search 3.0 was doing this to me for a while. If it's not a critical service you can disable it and reboot to see if the problem is fixed.

As for the 60s/7 bars on the first part...that's probably driver related.

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um where is the systemlog located? cuz once you start and keep installing programs and drivers boot times just keep geting much worse when they should get faster since everythign is supposed to be found correctly.

i ran this program drive agent and this was found

 Disk Drives		  ST3250823AS   2001.07.01	ST3200826AS   2001.07.01	Display adapters		  NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS   2007.06.29 2007.06.29  DVD/CD-ROM drives		  AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device   2001.07.01	LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S   2001.07.01	IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers		  Intel® ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825   2006.04.10	Intel® ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820   2006.04.10	Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller   2001.07.01 2007.07.05  Keyboards		  Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard   2001.07.01	Mice and other pointing devices		  Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical   2001.07.01 2005.12.01  Monitors		  Plug and Play Monitor   2001.06.06	Network adapters		  Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller   2006.09.18 2007.06.26  Ports		  Communications Port (COM1)   2001.07.01	Printer Port (LPT1)   2001.07.01	Processors		  Intel® Core(tm)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz   n/a	Sound, video and game controllers		  Realtek High Definition Audio   2006.07.24 2007.07.18  System Devices		  Intel® P965/G965/G35 PCI Express Root Port - 29A1   2007.02.06  

Intel® P965/G965/G35 Processor to I/O Controller - 29A0 2007.02.06
Intel® ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847 2006.05.16
Intel® ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 2845 2006.05.16
Intel® ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F 2006.05.16
Intel® ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8/ICH8R Family LPC Interface Controller - 2810 2006.05.16
Universal Serial Bus controllers
Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831 2006.04.10
Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830 2006.04.10

the file is Microsoft Office Document Imaging i cannot upload it here and done know how to convert it

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um where is the systemlog located?

Right click on My Computer and choose Manage. Now go to Computer Management (Local) > System Tools > Event Viewer > System. There are two other main event logs as well...Application and Security. IE7 adds another one, PowerShell adds one and Office 2007 adds two more.

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um where is the systemlog located?

Right click on My Computer and choose Manage. Now go to Computer Management (Local) > System Tools > Event Viewer > System. There are two other main event logs as well...Application and Security. IE7 adds another one, PowerShell adds one and Office 2007 adds two more.

eww lots of warnings and errors on mine haha. thanks

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Finally... got it working!

Method - this time I did not include any chipset or storagedrivers

in the install - afterwards I added what I needed... after trying

a lot of combinations of drivers...

Usually I use nLite...

Thanx for all the tips!

/ SwedenXP :whistle: - feels nice when everthings works just fine!

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