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Try re-seating your IDE cables incase if they're loose and the bios is attempting to locate a device that it can't contact properly. You could try and get into your bios and set all IDE devices to AUTO as opposed to the specific device entries shown.
You could try to restore default bios settings via the bios.. I've seen this step solve a few problems in the past - sometimes.
If you haven't made any changes to the hardware (adding a drive, cdrom ..) then I wouldn't worry about the master/slave/cable select setting. But if you did, (take note of existing jumper settings) and try and keep your devices on cable select. If it fails, try setting the end of the IDE cable device to Master and the one in the middle on Slave. Some boards prefer some settings over others. If you're still running into the same issue, then make sure the HDD is the only one connected to the IDE Cable and disconnect the second one.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Could be a sign of hard drive trouble or may need to reload the Operating System. Back up your data and do a system recovery with the cds the machine came with. That will erase hard drive and reload Windows. If still takes a long time to load chances are it is a hard drive starting to fail.
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Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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