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Hello,

 

i've a problem with the boot progress of Windows XP. Its take a long time. The problem starts after changing my dimms in 4x512 OCZ. I thought the dimm was the reason and ich change it into 2x1024 OCZ EL Platinum 3200, but the problem is still the same.

 

OK, the problem is following:

 

When i start windows the start is ok until the windows logo with the booting progress bar. Then my hdd led starts to twinkle very fast and know i must wait about 2 minutes until the boot is complete. The courios is, when i restart my computer without disconnecting the electricity clip, the windows start is ok, it takes about 20 seconds.

 

I will say, that the problem is only, when i connect my computer with the main supply. I hope you understand what i will say (sorry for the bad englisch but im a german). When i dont use my computer, i want to disconnect the electricity clip from the main supply.....

 

I cecked every Cable in my Computer....but withount any success.

 

 

Hope you can help me.

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Guest Retratserif

Sounds like a Hard Drive issue.

 

You may want to run a Check Disk.

 

My Computer ->

 

Right click C: (what ever you drive name is) -> P

 

roperties -> Tools ->

 

Error Checking ->

 

Check now ->

 

You check the two and reboot when it asks you too.

 

During your reboot you will see windows going through your files structure to see if there is any errors. It may or may not find any. If it does it may or may not fix them. Running this a few times can help if the Hard Drive has bad sectors. There are better Hard Drive checking tools than the built-in one that windows supplies you with.

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That happens to me also when I install the nVidia IDE driver. However, everything goes back to normal once I have installed the rest of my drivers but the first few restarts are brutal lol. Remove the driver if it happens all the time

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Did you instal the nvidia IDE SW driver?

 

I know that this can cause issues!?!

 

ps: Just because it worked for "x" amount of time is no guarantee that it will carry on like that ad infinitum!

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Yes i think installed the nvidia IDE SW driver. Its better to deinstall the complete nvidia driver and reinstall the nvidia nforce 4 drivers without the IDE SW driver....i am right?

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Yes i think installed the nvidia IDE SW driver. Its better to deinstall the complete nvidia driver and reinstall the nvidia nforce 4 drivers without the IDE SW driver....i am right?

 

 

Best way is to just uninstall the IDE driver from Add/Remove Programs. No reason to unistall everything:)

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Guest Kobalt

I would run memtest (via BIOS, or download it from memtest86.com) and if passes, then I would download & get bootvis from MS's site.

 

Run that.

 

You may also want to enable SMART in the bios, and download the utility program for your HD, and tell it to check SMART of the drive.

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