Registered: Jun 2006
04-18-12 12:09 PM
When you switch from PATA to SATA do you disable the PATA ports in the bios?
Quote from abducens:
I have a pata drive that I boot from and the bios gets to the windows xp screen in about 5 seconds. If I use an exact copy ( acronis) with a sata drive the bios takes 3 times as long. Its an intel brand g33 board and all drivers are up to date. any ideas? thanks
Wondering if the BIOS is going through an auto-detect routine trying to figure out what is connected to the PATA ports and it has to timeout before moving on to the SATA ports, I've seen Dell computers behave that way if the PATA ports are not disabled.
Or are you strictly talking about the time it takes to load Windows, post-BIOS?