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Last week my computer began to take as long as 15 min to start up and when it finally does start up it freezes every 10-15 seconds, the freeze lasts for about 5 seconds then it comes back and freezes again within 10-15 seconds. The odd part is it only does the freezing thing on some boots, for example I boot up then it does the freezing, I restart and it doesn't freeze, it still takes about 10 min to boot up but after that it runs fine. I'm assuming this is a hardware problem so I tried reseating my CPU, RAM, graphics card, etc.<br><br>
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Windows XP Home SP2<br>
CPU is a p4 2.8ghz HT (single core)<br>
Albatron 865PE/PE Pro mobo<br>
1ghz ram<br>
9600xt 128 mb radeon video card<br><br>
Can anyone offer any suggestions as to where this is coming from? I've replaced my CMOS battery (someone said it may fix it) but it didnt work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br>
This problem is wierd because the computer runs perfectly after it boots up but it takes so long to do so, and I have to restart if its doing the freezing.<br><br>
Heres a description of the boot up: Pauses on the Intel screen for awhile, then it pauses on a blank black screen with a _ in the upper left corner, it then pauses on the windows splash screen with the loading bar, and after that it runs fine. The pauses last as long as 3 min each. I don't think its a windows problem because it pauses on the Intel splash screen aswell.<br><br>
I'm posting this in the Intel forum because I think it may be a CPU problem, though I'm not sure. If there is a better forum to post this in, please move it there if possible.<br><br>
Thanks for reading, any help with be much appreciated, please let me know if I can provide any additional information that may help in diagnosing the problem.
 

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Hello.<br>
Have you tried resetting your CMOS (Pressing F5 in the root of your BIOS)?<br><br>
If you have so, please look for something which has something to do with SATA (It's probably called "S-ATA Mode" or so) and see if it's set to RAID. If it is, please set it to IDE and report <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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Advanced Chipset Settings. Try pressing CTRL+F1 at the root menu and see if that'll give you some more options.
 
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I see Advanced Chipset Features. In there I see, DRAM Timing Selectable, System BIOS Cacheable, Video BIOS Cacheable, Memory Hole At 15m-16m, AGP Aperture Size, Performance Enhancement, and O.C DRAM Stability.
 

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What menus do you have?
 
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10 minutes O_O maybe it could be a hard drive problem?
 

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Do you have a sound card and still have the onboard sound enabled?
 

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no, i just use onboard sound
 

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This happened to me when i went overboard with an overclock. The problem lingered after i down-clocked too, so i had to do a system restore, which fixed my problem. Try a system restore.
 

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Instead of making everyone guess.. why not go to <b>USER CP</b> at the top of the page, and fill in your specs. It'll be helpful for folks trying to assist you.
 

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It may sound odd, but it could be a faulty cd/dvd drive. Unplug it/them and see if it boots up quicker.
 
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That's not many. Try Peripherals first. Look for a option which has something with "SATA" or "S-ATA" in it.
 
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I had similar problems with my second rig and it was caused by adware
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">It may sound odd, but it could be a faulty cd/dvd drive. Unplug it/them and see if it boots up quicker.</div>

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</div>You sir, are a genius <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />. I unplugged my cd drives and viola, problem solved. My comp booted just fine <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> thanks a lot man. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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run spy ware ad ware and virus scan, those are killers that u forget about often, like me
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">You sir, are a genius <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />. I unplugged my cd drives and viola, problem solved. My comp booted just fine <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> thanks a lot man. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>LOL. I've never heard of that, but I'll keep it in mind.
 

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Me, helpful :O. <br />
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What is the world coming to.
 
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