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 Post subject: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:13 pm 
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Hey All,

My pc takes about 30 seconds to boot to a vista login screen, somewhere around 13 revolutions of green scrolling bar on the splash screen. I think that's way too long for this pc, but I don't know how to go about diagnosing the problem.

I assume that a driver is causing the issue but don't know to find out which one. I recently tried a third-party NVIDIA RAID driver (in vain hopes of speeding up my array) and get a "New Hardware" message after login. I've tried to revert back to stock NVIDIA drivers but I keep getting the error message. Having said that, I'm not even sure that driver is the issue, as this long boot time has been happening since I took it out of the box.

Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:40 pm 
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My xps 730x has the same issue, the bios loading screen taking longer than it should. I read in the dell community forums that this might be due to the media card reader, I have 1, do you? Apparently the loading time is due to the bios checking each card slot 1 by 1. I also read that that a few people removed the media card reader and the bios load times went back to a normal few seconds.

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 Post subject: Re: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:20 pm 
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yes, because I can only agree
i have remove the card reader and the XPS630i start´s faster
4 revelutions of screen bar

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 Post subject: Re: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:03 pm 
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I don't really notice anything, only if a card is in the reader when I boot up it might slow up but not drastically.

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 Post subject: Re: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:13 pm 
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Regardless if there is a memory card inserted or not, the card reader slows down the bios load time. If you remove the media card reader from the machine, it significantly decrease the bios load time.

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 Post subject: Re: Vista 64-bit Slow Boot Times
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:33 pm 
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dahermitt wrote:
Regardless if there is a memory card inserted or not, the card reader slows down the bios load time. If you remove the media card reader from the machine, it significantly decrease the bios load time.



one of the reasons why I've expanded it out the rig.:D

now i use the external HAMA card reader ;)

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