Slow bootup

I have a soyo 6ba+Iv motherboard with 4 ide controllers(2 are udma 33, 2 are ata 66 with backward compatibility). I have a pent. 2 350, 128 mb ram, 3dfx voodoo 3 2000 video, soundblaster awe 64
sound, acer cdrom, iomega cdrw, zip 100, maxtor 20.5 ata66 7200 rpm harddrive. I recently added a second hard drive, a wd 8.4 gb udma 33 5400 rpm. It autodetects all drives correctly but it takes a good 30 seconds to detect them where before it detected them immediately. Same configuration but I added second hdrive as secondary master on ata66 controller number 2. Any ideas?
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aux5Connect With a Mentor Commented:
In your CMOS setup, the screen that you see first when your computer powers up,

you should have an entry for "AUTO DETECTING HARD DRIVES

If you go into here, and have it detect your hard drives, you can keep the entries it detects as permanent settings, that way it will not receive an instruction to detect the hard drives every time you boot.

Try this, and let us know if it looks any better!
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jcrayCommented:
The MotherBoard BIOS is often able to resolve confusing jumper settings in most cases, but some DMA66 code is finicky with older drives.  Try adjusting single, master, slave, cable select jumpers combinations on all drives. Try running CDROMs as secondaries and HDs a primaries(WD as primary on UDMA33).  Also try forcing lower pio or dma modes in BIOS for WD drive.  Best of Luck.
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jcrayCommented:
Excuse the typo "ATA66 not DMA66"
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jcrayCommented:
Excuse the typo "ATA66 not DMA66"
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