Slow booting harddrive

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I have an 8 gig harddrive that I connected as Master to my second IDE
cable.  This is then the 3rd drive on my system.  I installed that
drive to be a backup and only used temporarily.  I unplugged my CD
drive to avoid conflicts.  

When I boot up, the computer hangs for well over a minute when it gets
to that drive.  Then it finally boots.  The drive checks out fine when
I scandisk it, and it works fine once I'm booted.  The drive contains
SMART on it, and it says "disabled", which I have disabled in Bios.
Bur enabling it does not prevent the slow booting.

For the heck of it, I took a 40 gig drive which FDISK only allows me
to format to 8 gigs (Windows 98se).  I placed that drive on the same
cable and it boots right up without any hanging.

Both are set as MASTER since they are the only drive on that IDE

Anyone have any idea why this happens?

(I did re-FDISK and re-format it on this same computer).

The computer is a PIII 700mhz homebuilt, with 320megs ram and an Intel
CPU.  The AMI bios is dated 1999.



Re: Slow booting harddrive

On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 14:14:13 -0500,

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You didn't mention the make, model of drive.  Maybe it's
supposed to be set to Single, not Master?

Re: Slow booting harddrive

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It's a Western Digital Caviar 28400
Model -  AC28400-00RT

Re: Slow booting harddrive

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:56:24 -0500,

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