Unusually Long Boot up After Adding additional HDD

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I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
This HDD was not blank and was previously used
when I first added it an then turned on the PC
it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe mode
and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at that time
in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing again
So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure of
booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal boot
and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in right now
typing this post,

I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve my
boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this now be
the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it boot
up as fast as possible
or have I not done something I should have done to begin with

respond devlindark@msn.com
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More about unusually long boot adding additional
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 22:09:02 -0700, Devlin wrote:

    > I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe mode
    > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at that time
    > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing again
    > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure of
    > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal boot
    > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in right now
    > typing this post,
    >
    > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve my
    > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this now be
    > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it boot
    > up as fast as possible
    > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    >
    > respond devlindark@msn.com

    What speed does the 30GB hard drive operate at? What speed for the main
    drive? Is your system board capable of letting each drive run at its best
    speed or does it slow down to accommodate the slower drive?

    What happens if you take the 30GB hard drive out? Does the system boot at
    normal speed again? What happens if you put the 30GB on a different
    controller than the main drive?

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I don't know much about this drive but it was origianlly in this computer
    before I got it and put my own drive in it,

    "Sharon F" wrote:

    > On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 22:09:02 -0700, Devlin wrote:
    >
    > > I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    > > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    > > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    > > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    > > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe mode
    > > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    > > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at that time
    > > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    > > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing again
    > > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure of
    > > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal boot
    > > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in right now
    > > typing this post,
    > >
    > > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve my
    > > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this now be
    > > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it boot
    > > up as fast as possible
    > > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    > >
    > > respond devlindark@msn.com
    >
    > What speed does the 30GB hard drive operate at? What speed for the main
    > drive? Is your system board capable of letting each drive run at its best
    > speed or does it slow down to accommodate the slower drive?
    >
    > What happens if you take the 30GB hard drive out? Does the system boot at
    > normal speed again? What happens if you put the 30GB on a different
    > controller than the main drive?
    >
    > --
    > Sharon F
    > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5EFAC562-5236-4564-B23E-DC79D6F62C33@microsoft.com...
    >I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe
    > mode
    > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at that
    > time
    > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing
    > again
    > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure of
    > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal
    > boot
    > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in right
    > now
    > typing this post,
    >
    > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve my
    > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this now
    > be
    > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it
    > boot
    > up as fast as possible
    > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    >
    > respond devlindark@msn.com

    Is your BIOS set to autodetect hard disks? Set it up properly and that may
    help.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Yes I did go into Bios and checked it out and it is set to Auto
    I hope that is wright

    "Alan Smith" wrote:

    >
    > "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5EFAC562-5236-4564-B23E-DC79D6F62C33@microsoft.com...
    > >I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    > > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    > > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    > > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    > > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe
    > > mode
    > > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    > > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at that
    > > time
    > > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    > > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing
    > > again
    > > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure of
    > > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal
    > > boot
    > > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in right
    > > now
    > > typing this post,
    > >
    > > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve my
    > > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this now
    > > be
    > > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it
    > > boot
    > > up as fast as possible
    > > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    > >
    > > respond devlindark@msn.com
    >
    > Is your BIOS set to autodetect hard disks? Set it up properly and that may
    > help.
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    PLEASE follow the flow of conversation, don't jump from bottom posts to top
    posts so the thread can be followed. Because it is more difficult your posts
    may be ignored.

    > "Alan Smith" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5EFAC562-5236-4564-B23E-DC79D6F62C33@microsoft.com...
    >> >I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    >> > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    >> > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    >> > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    >> > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe
    >> > mode
    >> > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    >> > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at
    >> > that
    >> > time
    >> > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    >> > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing
    >> > again
    >> > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure
    >> > of
    >> > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal
    >> > boot
    >> > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in
    >> > right
    >> > now
    >> > typing this post,
    >> >
    >> > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve
    >> > my
    >> > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this
    >> > now
    >> > be
    >> > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it
    >> > boot
    >> > up as fast as possible
    >> > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    >> >
    >> > respond devlindark@msn.com
    >>
    >> Is your BIOS set to autodetect hard disks? Set it up properly and that
    >> may
    >> help.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Reordered so the conversation flows.

    "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0DD7B08A-FBDE-48BD-8C59-BCDF4F6651DE@microsoft.com...
    > Yes I did go into Bios and checked it out and it is set to Auto
    > I hope that is wright
    >

    Auto means it has to take time to detect the disk parameters each time you
    boot. Set them yourself.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Ok so how do I set that myself?
    do I go into bios or what
    please help me I hate the slow booting and login

    "Alan Smith" wrote:

    > PLEASE follow the flow of conversation, don't jump from bottom posts to top
    > posts so the thread can be followed. Because it is more difficult your posts
    > may be ignored.
    >
    > > "Alan Smith" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:5EFAC562-5236-4564-B23E-DC79D6F62C33@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I run winxp home and I just added an additional 30 gig HDD
    > >> > This HDD was not blank and was previously used
    > >> > when I first added it an then turned on the PC
    > >> > it would go to the boot screen and just stay there with the blue
    > >> > bar moving for like 5 min or more, So I restarted and booted into safe
    > >> > mode
    > >> > and was able to get back into windows and check out the HDD i added
    > >> > I went to the management console and reformated the HDD that was at
    > >> > that
    > >> > time
    > >> > in FAT32 which I had believed was the problem why it would not boot.
    > >> > after formating the drive to NTFS I rebooted and it did the same thing
    > >> > again
    > >> > So I rebooted and selected safe mode and it began the normal procedure
    > >> > of
    > >> > booting into safe mode the it restarted on it's own and began a normal
    > >> > boot
    > >> > and the within about 3 min I was at the welcome screen and I am in
    > >> > right
    > >> > now
    > >> > typing this post,
    > >> >
    > >> > I Guess my question is - Is there anything else I should to improve
    > >> > my
    > >> > boot up time now that i have a HDD that has 30 gig free and could this
    > >> > now
    > >> > be
    > >> > the cause of the long delay on the boot screen. I just want to make it
    > >> > boot
    > >> > up as fast as possible
    > >> > or have I not done something I should have done to begin with
    > >> >
    > >> > respond devlindark@msn.com
    > >>
    > >> Is your BIOS set to autodetect hard disks? Set it up properly and that
    > >> may
    > >> help.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    > Reordered so the conversation flows.
    >
    > "Devlin" <Devlin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0DD7B08A-FBDE-48BD-8C59-BCDF4F6651DE@microsoft.com...
    > > Yes I did go into Bios and checked it out and it is set to Auto
    > > I hope that is wright
    > >
    >
    > Auto means it has to take time to detect the disk parameters each time you
    > boot. Set them yourself.
    >
    >
    >
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