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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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Don't know about the board, but are you set for AHCI?

Also, if Windows is slow to load, check your controller properties under Advanced Settings and make sure you are set to "Ultra DMA Mode 5" and not "PIO" (which runs like a POS)....
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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Pre-BIOS the computer is off
You are so smart, thank you. It was off all along.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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I have other computers this one is going to the garage. More bad things are happening.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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I have other computers this one is going to the garage. More bad things are happening.
Sounds like either something is wrong with the SATA drive, the SATA cable/connection on the MOBO.... or it's software. More likely, software.

Suggest mounting the SATA as the slave and run a Low Level Format Utility on it... then try cloning from the PATA drive again.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:14 PM   #11
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Bitching about 15 second boot time? How often do you boot?

If that's your biggest problem, you're in really good shape.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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that 10 seconds that could be used for perusing porn, I think thats the ops complaint.
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