Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
RyanG

Windows slow boot

Recommended Posts

Hi, hopefully this isn't another brainfart :/ My windows seems to "hang" so to speak when it's at the part where the blue progress bar runs accross the screen. It stays there for at least a minute then when I do get to log in, it hangs for a bit at that screen too. It's happened on 3 fresh installs now (don't ask). It does this overclocked at 2.5 ghz (250x10 , 9/10 divider) and at optimal settings in the bios. What could be going on? I don't have any software except windows updates and drivers, especially nothing at start up. Any advice is appreciated (sorry if it's another stupid thread :/)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is my understanding that windows should NOT be installed on an overclocked system and I guess I don't understand how you are overclocked AND running on optimized defaults(if that is the case) anyway,try CMOS clear,load optimized defaults,instal windows,THEN set it up to your overclock.Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should of explained better. I never installed windows xp on an overclocked setup. It was strictly default - nothing was changed other than the boot order so it would recognize the xp cd in the drive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might be your power supply.after you set your rig up and booted for the first time did you load your optized defaults?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes sir. This powersupply is on the reccommended list so if it is that I'd be extremely upset. I've checked the rails - they all seemed fine to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

R U using the cables supplied with the MB or different ones?U may try turning your system off then unplugging that HD and plugging it back in and makes sure the cables are secure.I misread your sig I though I saw 3 hard drives,MY bad! anyway I ran into a problem similar to this a few years back as I was using a bad copy of windows,maybe you could try a different disk.or better yet,I should ask which version of windows you are installing,if it is Vista,well,then there is your problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha, no it's not vista. It's XP Pro with SP2 integrated. I got it from MSDN awhile back. I can make another image and try it out tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, I don't know where my reply went but I downloaded a new image file, burned it and installed without a hitch. Still receive slow boot. Would flashing the bio's do anything? Currently they are the ones that shipped with the board, I think july 2005 or something but not sure. Any advice apprecaited, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...