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Gateway Initial Boot Up slow Before Windows

The Gateway GM838 sits on the Boot logo "Gateway" for 30 seconds before you can access the CMOS settings. The hard disc appears to spin up to speed for this time and after the drive slows down the system becomes responsive to the keyboard. I have down loaded the latest drivers and replaced them for the keyboard. All function anthe keyboard appear normal.

Windows XP Media boots normal after this. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Isnt there a quik boot option in the bios?,look at your system info in windows, my computer and hit properties,is your processor speed correct,and your ram memory all there.?should be a number divisible by 64,if its not and your missing 10 or 15 meg. one of your ram sticks is loose or failing,pop them out and reseat them,seems to help some of the time,hope this helps ,let me know more details

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