Long Boot Times
Posted on 2004-10-12
I am having some boot time issues with a computer. I am posting the configuration towards the bottom for review. The system has been reformatted and a clean install has been done several times now, and each time the problem comes back. It takes the system between 45 seconds, and a minute and 15 seconds to boot up. I think with this configuration it should not take as long to boot up. I have posted on another forum, and was informed it could be the NTDETECT causing the problem. I was unable to find any other documentation regarding NTDETECT Boot Time Issues. The motherboard has built on Sound and Video which are both not being used. I have a separate Audigy 2 sound card and ATI Radeon Video Card. During the diagnosing, I have removed both the Sound & Video cards reverting back to the Onboard Peripherals, and still the problem occurs there was well. I have tried updating the sound drivers as well, and I am using the video card drivers directly off the included disk.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas to the cause of the problem?
Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8 GHz 533FSB
MSI MEGA with MS-6251
Kingston Value 1024 MB PC3200 (512x2)
80GB Western Digital 7200RPM 8MB Cache
Optorite DVD+/-RW 8x4x12 CDRW 40x24x40
On-Board 6in1 Multimedia Card Reader
ATI Radeon 9800 All-In-Wonder Pro AGP 8X 128MB
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS
On-Board 56K Modem
On-Board AM/FM Tuner
Microsoft® Wireless Optical Desktop (Keyboard/Mouse)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition