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Raid card makes very slow boot

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October 23, 2011 7:07:32 PM

i added a combo ide sata raid card to a win 7 system and attached two ide drives
now the system takes several minutes to boot.
its not the part where the system is identifing the drives
that happens quickly
it s the part with the windows logo on the screen
it just sits there and does its thing and its now like 15 minutes and its still doing nothing
i also tried booting from a cd with win pe on it and it does the same thing
October 23, 2011 7:58:13 PM

its kind of scary like the cpu lost its processing power or something.
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October 25, 2011 2:19:51 AM

Have you tried removing the RAID card and booting from a Live CD. This may narrow it down to something faulty with the specific RAID card.

Can you link to the exact RAID card you are using?
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October 25, 2011 3:44:15 AM

Actually the card stopped working at all.
i am ordering another different model.
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October 26, 2011 5:20:23 PM

So the problem was the faulty RAID card then... ?
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October 26, 2011 7:09:27 PM

yes
there was no problem after it was removed.
somehow it was messing with all hardrives i guess.
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October 26, 2011 7:42:47 PM

Hah! I saw just the title of this thread and considered the snide reply "So don't boot with the RAID card." But it turns out that that was the solution.
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October 26, 2011 10:45:27 PM

Lol. The power of simple deduction =)
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