Bios running very, very slowly

  rasalom 14:47 19 Dec 2008
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I have transferred all the components (except for the hard disk and floppy drive) from one case to another and now when I switch on the computer the bios takes ages to run. After checking the memory - which it reports correctly - it takes 1-2 mins to detect the hdd/cd drives. After pressing the del button it also takes 1-2 mins to get into the bios. I have tried resetting to the default settings but this has made difference.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 19 Dec 2008

I have transferred all the components (except for the hard disk and floppy drive)

it takes 1-2 mins to detect the hdd/cd drives.

How when you haven't fitted any?

  rasalom 15:12 19 Dec 2008

Fruit Bat - I meant that I installed a different hard disk and floppy disk in the new case. All the other components are from the old case.

  bjh 15:29 19 Dec 2008

Can be a sign that the jumpers on the HDD and DVD/CD are set incorrectly, both to slave or both to master....

  rasalom 15:39 19 Dec 2008

hdd set to master and settings on dvd/cd drives unchanged from when they were in last case which worked perfectly

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:21 19 Dec 2008

HDD on IDE channel 1 DVD/ CD on Channel 2

try setting HDD parameters in BIOS rather than letting BIOS Auto Detect drives.

  bjh 17:44 19 Dec 2008

I suppose an obvious step:

...what happens with just the HDD?
...what happens with just the DVD?

Set both to master.

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