I recently got me an AMD64 CPU. Together with that I bought me a MSI K8T NEO FIS2R mainboard.
I got the system up and running but I have this strange issue: booting XP takes a lot of time (about 2 minutes). I am booting from my RAID controller (I use the Promise controller of the board) from a RAID-0 array (WD Raptor disks). When the loading screen of XP shows (the black screen), it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for about one minute. After that, the HDs start loading and it all comes quite quick.
I can’t figure out why the system idles for about a minute. There’s no DHCP client running on any of the network interfaces (IEEE1394 / Lan), all my hardware is installed, properly configged and running on the latest drivers etc etc. FYI: without any driver for any hardware part of my system installed (except for the RAID drivers of course), the delay is precise the same.
My XP is fully updated. I don’t want to run MS Bootvis, as that once completely f#cked up my system. I already did a reinstall but no luck there.
Linux doesn’t have any delay while loading, so it must be some software issue!