My PC's configuration is :
-MSI 915G Combo board
-Navtech Cabinet with 450W Power Supply
-P4 HT 2.8GHz
-2*256 DDR400 Kingstoon RAM
-Seagate Barracuda 160GB PATA HDD with 8MB Buffer
-Liteon 16x DVD Writer
-Compro TV Tuner
-Windows XP SP2 with all the updates installed
I am using onboard video and sound as of now...
HDD and DVD Writer are connected in IDE1 slot as Master and slave respectively.
The problem is that the boot up process is extremely slow... POST itself takes over a minute (with only system info on the screen) then another minute is gone before xp is started... Its not a software problem as far as i've been able to recognize
- If i remove the DVD writer, boot time instantaneously comes down to abt 20 seconds
- If i try to install DVD writer as IDE2 Master then the BIOS doesn't recognize it.. Further there is no power in the DVD writer then! Ditto with IDE3... Infact I always hav to connect the 2 as master and slave otherwise one of them doesn't get the power
- There is onboard RAID support in the mobo, and i've disabled the RAID controller as of now...
- I've updated my BIOS to the most recent version (AMI BIOS )
People tell me what to do? The boot time is terribly slow and further i fear that DVD writing is taking extra time bcoz both devices are connect on the same cable...
I read sumwhere that thr may be a problem with the power supply... I fear that this is true, bcoz my System gets heated very quickly!
Kindly help me solve the problem...