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it is a PC Chips mobo we are refering to as well, im not familiar with the bios on them, ive only had one and it never even made it to bios...

Like lemans said, there may be a LOGO screen to disable....

also disable floppy (which sounds like you probly already know) and make primary HD 1st boot drive...

when you press pwr button what screen do you see first? and which is the one it seems to lag on for the longest..... Maybe check for a bios update as well...
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it is a PC Chips mobo we are refering to as well, im not familiar with the bios on them, ive only had one and it never even made it to bios...

Like lemans said, there may be a LOGO screen to disable....

also disable floppy (which sounds like you probly already know) and make primary HD 1st boot drive...

when you press pwr button what screen do you see first? and which is the one it seems to lag on for the longest..... Maybe check for a bios update as well...
There is no LOGO option in BIOS, No Updates either I did reload the present BIOS anyhow. Floppy is disabled and first boot is the Primary OS Hard Drive. All other boot devices are Disabled. First screen that comes up is the Options screen ie Press F2 for Setup, F8 for DDS options, Next screen is testing NVRAM Result Pass, The Next Screen is the one that takes FOREVER it's just a Black Screen with the White _ Cursor blinking in the top Left Hand Corner, Then the boot Screen which loads relativily Quickly.
    
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i would say try changing your boot disk order. sometimes when you add/remove a disk or device it will take forever to search for the right disk to boot from, especially if you have a lot of disks. This is right around the time where that single flashing cursor shows up for a long time.

Another thing to try is a chkdsk /r from a windows boot disk repair console or a boot disk with NTFS DOS on it. if your MBR is messed up, it can take awhile for the boot process to find NTFS.sys
    
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i would say try changing your boot disk order. sometimes when you add/remove a disk or device it will take forever to search for the right disk to boot from, especially if you have a lot of disks. This is right around the time where that single flashing cursor shows up for a long time.

Another thing to try is a chkdsk /r from a windows boot disk repair console or a boot disk with NTFS DOS on it. if your MBR is messed up, it can take awhile for the boot process to find NTFS.sys
I did all the above with no results.
    
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My system was booting fine. Until I played around with bios. I put load FAIL SAFE settings, and then restarted. My computer wouldnt boot. So i took out the motherboard battery and put it back. When i turned it on after this, the start up screen ( motherboard logo ) stays almost 5 minutes and then boots xp.

what happened? why is it taking so long now?
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btw my motherboard is a Gigabyte p35c ds3r with 4gb ram
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