gateway lx2 700s slow boot

Gateway / Atxaeg lx2 700se
January 19, 2011 at 15:52:37
Specs: Windows XP, 2ghz/512meg
Gateway logo stays on screen for over a minute. Then goes to black screen for another minute, then to a blinking curser on black screen for almost another minute before windows logo and boot screen appears

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January 19, 2011 at 23:34:26
Hacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Boot

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January 20, 2011 at 07:59:12
This was a new XP install on a new harddrive. I did not have the jumpers on the drive set correctly. I had the jumper on "master w/ slave" instead of "single" drive. Apparently, the bios was searching for the slave drive.

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