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An Age To Load

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kat731, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. kat731
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    Hi all,​
    ok, have got a system that had 2 HDDs, Master-20gb, Slave-40gb. 20gb died. Binned it and set 40gb as master. Xp all loaded fine. The problem is, it takes ages to autodetect Primary, then an absolute age to get to the XP login screen. Have set boot to 3 seconds, BIOS sees the drive IBM. Tried switching to 15 heads-not found. Just cant think what it could be, never come across this before. Once into windows its fine.​
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    Thanks everyone. Later :biggrin
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    This may be completely off base but when you switched your slave to primary, did you change the jumpers so that it is now the primary or master drive? Just a shot in the dark, here.
     
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  3. kat731
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    Hi Trip,

    yeh, thats whats so weird, been playin around with the jumpers, still trying to read up on why IBM drives have this 16/15 head thing goin on. Its set to Master, just dont get it. Instead of the post screen immediately detectin it and showin IBM as primary it just says autodetectin then the xp loader starts, well crawls!!!!
    Kat
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    erm. i dont know if this would have any effect, but when you switched the drive to master, did you change the position of the drive on the IDE cable? i dont know if that would have an effect on the loading speed or not. also, have you tried defragging and running scandisk on the drive? could be that the files are so buggered that its slowing down boot!

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  5. Phoenix
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    what series of IBM disk is it? at 40GB it could well be part of the dodgy series that caused like a million recalls and plenty more phone calls!

    changing cable position should have no effect unless your using cable select as your jumper settings
    atleast not at the drive detection/boot stage!
     
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  6. kat731
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    Hi,
    yeh tried the cable position thing already. The drive was formatted clean, as a slave it only had file storage. The machines at my sisters, i'll get the drive details later.
    Kat :)
     
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    I always find a little gentle physical help always works:hammert !
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    From slow load to no load. :blink
     
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  9. kat731
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    Hey Phoenix,

    ok, got the details, see if it tells u anythin??

    Model- IC35L040AVVN07-0
    Pt N0- 07N8450
    Manf- sep 02

    Thanks alot,
    Kat :rolleyes:
     
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