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a 5 second pause before windows CP loads

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Good evening, I was wondering if anyone happens to know the solution to a minor problem I have run into. It seems my Windows XP SP3 likes to stall for about 5 seconds from a cold boot just before the Loading XP image.... No idea why. This started after I re-imahed my totally configured PC with Ghost. Let's set the scene. BIOS Settings = Boot From HDD Network = Static IP address not garnered from DHCP server = No special shares or such Software=Nothing special loaded, just my bare OS that is patched and ready to rumble. I have had ZERO problems with the image when it was the one that was installed not, ghosted........ any ideas would be great!! Thanks!!

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You used a Nortons product, there's your problem -_-", Nortons have been making terrible software ever since they dropped support for Windows 9x, I think that was also around the time Norton left the company or whatever ^^"

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I've actually used Ghost pretty frequently and in a high demand environment and never had a problem with it although it definitely sounds like something in the ghosting process is to blame. I have however, had some problems when I did something in the image creation process I shouldn't have

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Check around your bios settings... Make sure that it does not wait for 5secs before loading the other I/O devices. Also, check for latest motherboard firmware. Might need to flash it. Since 5secs is not seriously a long wait, i would advice you to just wait for 5seconds... (A lot of other factors come into play, like speed of computer to load the kernel and those, so i'm just taking it that your in a modern computer)

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