My new Toshiba 205CDS takes about 2:20 min. to boot. For 1:10 of this time there is no hard disk activity. Toshiba is stumped. We have done scandisk (no errors), deleted all start up applications, renamed autoexec.bat & config.sys, and uninstalled a zip drive. An Eiger PCMCIA modem & 8 MB additional RAM are the only add-ons. The unit works fine after booting. We did step confirmation start up and the wait is after loading some of the drivers.