Long boot-up time

Custom / P5K-VM
June 5, 2011 at 23:09:18
Specs: Windows XP Home, 2.793 GHz / 2 GB
I'm fixing this computer which i have been told shuts down at random times, and sometimes doesn't boot up. I've tried replacing the memory, Power supply, unplugging all pci cards, hds, cdroms. Reseting the bios, and adding thermal paste to the cpu. I done all this and i get it to post for me. Then the phone rang when i just turned it on, about 5mins into the phone call, the pc posts. Why did it take so long? Is this a sign of a bad motherboard or something else?

Since its working, I'm running HDAT2, to check for bad sectors on the HD.

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June 6, 2011 at 02:35:09
Did u check the cpu temp in bios? Did u try to start the system with necessary components(cpu, ram, psu)? List the pc specs.

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June 6, 2011 at 13:11:07
I'd look at reasons posts take a long time.

Might be extended tests, might have issues finding drives or other parts that it thinks it should have, might be bios settings set to very slow timings or way wrong timings.

Remove as much as you can to just see bios. No ide or other drivers and as low of memory as you can. Protect for esd.

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June 6, 2011 at 15:46:35
Ok it seems to of fixed itself overnight. Its weird, HD and memory tests came back healthy. Temperature of CPU is around 39 degrees.

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