Why would a machine with the following specifications take a total of 3 minutes and 22 seconds to boot up? That time is from when the button is pressed, till the OS (Millennium) is fully booted up.
Intel DG15EEA Desktop Board; Intel PIII 800EB MHz processor, 256MB PC133 RAM.
RAM has been tested and is OK. PC Pitstop give the machine a clean bill of health.
The only problems found were a faulty CD-ROM, since disconnected, and the VGA adapter drivers are not microsoft signed.
Once booted up, it runs like a train. MS Word loads in about 3 seconds and Corel Word Perfect in just over 4 seconds.
There are no boot sector viruses and the rest of the machine is clean.
There are no error messages, no system freezes, no blue screens.