Problem during boot with my new(ish) home build. Tags: Homebuilt Computer Boot Systems Last response: August 5, 2010 2:16 AM in Systems Share Balthraka August 4, 2010 10:48:03 AM Hey TH peoples. So, I built my first computer a month or two (or maybe three) ago and all has been running brilliantly so far. No issues, and I'm loving it. However, yesterday something interesting happened. When I boot the computer, it appears to freeze (or pause) during the startup and then continue as usual about 5 minutes later. Once I press the power button, this screen appears within 5 seconds (as it always has). However, it then pauses for a number of minutes before the rest of the screen loads. Showing this: What normally (used to) happen is that the first of those screenshots only appears for a few seconds and then the rest of the screen loads. So. Any idea why the few minute gap? My system is: i7 930 Gigabyte x58a ud3r 3x 2gb of Corsair memory Radeon 5850 1gb graphics card Thanks in advance. -B More about : problem boot ish home build johnnyq1233 August 4, 2010 2:23:22 PM It would look to me like it's looking for an optical drive....as I see none listed! That's your delay.....do you have a dvd/cd rom drive connected? Balthraka August 4, 2010 4:30:19 PM I do. That would be the Asus DRW-24B1ST... Which seems to work fine once the computer has started... -B Related resources Problem during boot with my new(ish ) home build . - Forum New(ish ) Build Freeze during OS Install - Forum Newish Build Not Booting - Forum New'ish Build wont boot . Help!! Pleeeease! - Forum Problem Solving a new home build ... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer johnnyq1233 August 5, 2010 1:13:40 AM is it sata? or ide.... this could be your problem... If it's an IDE drive then set it to master... Balthraka August 5, 2010 2:16:42 AM It's SATA... :-/ When I first did the build I asked a bunch of times about it being Slave and whether that was an issue but no-one was able to give me an answer on it. -B Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNewish intel build freezing (2 months old~) ForumNew(ish ) build freezing regularly ForumTroubleshooting Boot issues in newish builld ForumNewish custom build extremely slow startup and sluggish ForumXFX Radeon HD7850 Black screen during boot ForumHome Server Poweroff during Reboot? ForumNew-ish PC BSOD's before login, Startup Repair Utility possibly stuck ForumCould two ( newish ) motherboards be bad? - Help please. ForumNewish build now instantly restarting ForumComputer keeps freezing during games ForumPCI compatibility question Forum2000 dollar new quadfire build ForumUpgrading five year old build ForumNeed help making my pc boot... Forum$500 budget gaming build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !