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What could cause a Ridiculously long Windows Vista SP1 install time?

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April 24, 2009 5:06:50 AM

I was wondering what could cause Windows Vista SP1 64bit to install very slowly?

On my older slower system, it took about 20-30 min to install. But my new system is installing painfully slow. What could cause that?

My HDD is set up in AHCI mode.

My Sig Rig

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5
CPU: Intel Q9550 E0
Memory: Patriot PC8500 Viper Extreme 2x2
GPU: EVGA GTX 260 55NM
PSU: PC Power and Cooling 750W Continuous 820W Peak
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
April 27, 2009 1:34:36 PM

Incorrect harddisk controller settings would be my guess.

SATA Port0-3 Native Mode should be enabled in bios. If it is, try disabling it.
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April 27, 2009 5:41:42 PM

I found vista digs in to find more stuff. Newer machines, more transistors, addresses and confusion...let it take its sweet ass time. A fast install is the worst install.
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April 28, 2009 6:06:50 PM

Thank you everybody for your replies!

The problem was the bios for my Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 did not support my Q9550. So i updated it, and it took about 15-20 min to install.

Also: any opinions on IDE vs AHCI?
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April 28, 2009 6:07:00 PM

Thank you everybody for your replies!

The problem was the bios for my Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 did not support my Q9550. So i updated it, and it took about 15-20 min to install.

Also: any opinions on IDE vs AHCI?
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April 29, 2009 1:45:44 PM

AHCI enables NCQ, which in theory speeds up harddisk performance. How much is the question. Some mobos may not like certain configs like AHCI + RAID. In such cases, AHCI + No RAID usually fixes it.
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April 29, 2009 10:01:05 PM

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The problem was the bios for my Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 did not support my Q9550. So i updated it, and it took about 15-20 min to install.

15-20 min to install
Still sounds like a long time still! you should check you running processes could be slowing down your IDE BuS Driver for advanced Task Manager You Can Download The One I Use Everyday When Needed
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SQC0NXVP
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May 5, 2009 6:03:23 PM

BTW... i was running in IDE mode.

And i changed it over to AHCI and to my suprise it booted a little faster...

HDTune showed no difference though
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May 5, 2009 6:03:35 PM

BTW... i was running in IDE mode.

And i changed it over to AHCI and to my suprise it booted a little faster...

HDTune showed no difference though
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May 5, 2009 6:10:32 PM

DEVO XxCANADAxX said:
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The problem was the bios for my Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 did not support my Q9550. So i updated it, and it took about 15-20 min to install.

15-20 min to install
Still sounds like a long time still! you should check you running processes could be slowing down your IDE BuS Driver for advanced Task Manager You Can Download The One I Use Everyday When Needed
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SQC0NXVP


Are you talking about Installing the operating System... Or just Start up time?
Because it only takes 30 secs to start up.
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May 5, 2009 6:29:49 PM

I think he got confused and was thinking start-up and not install.
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