New Motherboard slow Start-up

Hello my names Robert I hope someone can point in the right direction
Ill try and give you as much information as I can,
I'am a amateur at this so I hope your bear with me

Ive had to replace my mother board and the problem is that the new board take so long to load up, in all it just over four minutes,

When I power up the first screen take around 34 sec

The second screen is the Window takes 53 seconds

The third screen is just black ? and takes 58 second

The forth screen is my Log in

From that point it takes another One minute 33 second before I can connect to the internet

My old board was up and running in One minute

Ok the things ive tried
Defrag my computer..
Scan with Ad-ware and my AVG
Did a CHKDSK...
Want into my system configuration Utility and closed down all the servers
I didnt need and in start up i have only six programs running

I Disable the Windows XP Prefetcher component, which shortens the amount
of time it takes to start up .(got that info of the net)

I have also change some setting in my system properties but none of it
speeds up my Start up

Any help would help.............. Thanks


Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

2.53 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-73PVM-S2H
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F6 03/11/2008

Memory Modules
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' has 2048 MB

SAMSUNG HD300LD [Hard drive] (300.07 GB) --
drive 0, s/n S0A4J1TA122164, rev WK100-12, SMART Status: Health

137.44 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
71.49 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO [Display adapter]
XER XA7-19i [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n F9VI5B0315558,

Standard floppy disk controller
NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
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  1. Did you replace your mobo with exactly the same model as before?

    If not, reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows
  2. no need to reinstall windows, it would not even boot if the chipsets were not close enough. Reinstall the latest platform drivers (chipset) and make sure the Serial ATA and P-ATA controler drivers install corectly.

    If it doesn't work, try booting with your optical drive unpluggued, it may be toasted (I know it may sound like it's not related but believe me... it is)

    Final thing, you might have a dying hard disk, listen to it if it takes pauses with a ticking sound (stops scratching and starts ticking for a few seconds then goes back to scratching) or you can test it with the drive fitness test... available from hundreds of sources. (I like the ultimate boot CD)
  3. The bios may have an option to bypass system checking on startup. After the first boot proves that the system is ok, you can disable that check.
  4. snotling said:
    no need to reinstall windows, it would not even boot if the chipsets were not close enough.

    Not entirely true. Ive pulled HDs from older machines, 4+ years old running XP, and put them into my new machine as the boot drive. They will boot up, but its very slow. You can easily boot a drive from another PC just by using Safemode.

    You may have a HD problem as suggested, but Im betting its a driver or drivers hanging at boot.
  5. I think when you got your new mobo there are a lot of new settings in the bios that were not there before. For example if you are not using IDE optical drives or hard drives then disable the Jmicron controller in the bios. Disable everything you are not using.
  6. No it not the same motherboard as before ......reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows will probably the last
    thing I will try

    The mother board did come if disc with all the drivers that was need..but ive been on there web-site and download
    the NVIDIA MCP73 Chipset Driver (include chipset\lan\sata raid drivers) and will update them later
    I will also try unplugging optical drive

    Thanks and i will let you know what happens
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