We have a server that is taking 10-15 minutes to boot after a restart. I've talked to DELL and replaced the motherboard, RAID components, processor. The problem still remains. I talked to them again after the hardware replacement, they really didn't have any answer why the machine is responding so slowly. I get activity on 2 of 5 drives when it attempts to load. It hangs on the Windows 2000 Server Family screen about 3/4 of the way on the progress bar. Once it boots up it runs great. No Event Viewer messages, no error conditions. DELL suggested a reinstall of Windows but I want to get some other opinions before we travel down that road. Has anyone seen this before?
Any help would be appreciated