[EVi 2535] Slow Boot on Vista

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[EVi 2535] Slow Boot on Vista

Postby unisoftenterprises » Mon Sep 10, 2007 16:46

Anyone with problem of slow boot on Vista x86 (either vanilla or using Siemens supplied image with no extra apps installed on both) ?

If I put Vista x64 edition, the progress bar at startup moves 3 times, if it's x86 it moves up to 30 times !

Even tried all of the Microsoft Premier Hotfixes (to date well over 100) to no avail. Used latest drivers for ALL devices as well. I have even used vLite to create a clean build that uses the latest drivers rather than perform UPDATE DRIVER in device manager post build.

I really think the Scaleo EV needs a BIOS update Im sure its hardware signalling which when you change the BIOS to support HPET 64 bit goes away.

My old Pentium 4 with only 1GB of DDR400 RAM is FASTER than this dual core 2GB RAM.

Removed all hardware etc to see if that makes a difference and it does not. Even the factory Vista image is slow at bootup. After bootup, everything is quick even on vanilla Vista.

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Postby diabolicum » Fri Sep 14, 2007 22:37

Its posible that somthing in your bios settings got changed on boot settings low or fast boost like sheckking for error's loading stuff that takes allot of time sheck ur bios
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Postby unisoftenterprises » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:24

Bios all checked. There is not that many options FSC have left in it. Most of the advanced tuning options in Pheonix BIOS that you get when you build a PC yourself are not present.

I've read on the net that some other manufacturers have had issues with AHCI performance and you have to swap the SATA ports over (especially if your ROM device is also SATA which in case of Scaleo EVi2535 it is). This didn't help in this case though.

Strange how 64 bit windows is instant at progress bar during boot but 32bit Windows Vista is like 3 minutes to get past progress bar (the bar will animate about 80 times). Even tried a 32bit build with all the fixes from Microsoft Premier that will be in Service Pack 1.

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Postby unisoftenterprises » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:36

This seems to be an IRQ issue which you can't change in BIOS because Fujitsu-Siemens have locked out this functionality ! grrrr!

Windows Vista tries to allocate IRQ's and as a result puts the disk controller down on IRQ 19 and on first build there is no spare resources for VIA 1394 Firewire. After reboot it allocates the VIA 1394 but thats when the slowness starts upon the next reboot!

Definately need a BIOS update - tried disabling wireless LAN to free up an IRQ but still same result.

Anyone know of anything else to try ??

Perhaps someone could post their IRQ settings from Device Manager here (for Scaleo EVi2535) ?

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Postby bubblegum » Tue Sep 18, 2007 20:04

My scaleo T motherboard manual says when you get to the bios screen press Control + F1 keys. to get more advanced options.
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Postby unisoftenterprises » Tue Sep 18, 2007 22:35

Thanks for the suggestion of CTRL+F1 but this didn't work. Theyve been well and truly taken away...

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Postby diabolicum » Wed Sep 19, 2007 16:16

if none can help try on this forum
try http://forums.techpowerup.com/index.php
there are like 300 experts and its 90% active
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1gb sdram 256,256,512 175mhz memory (pc133oc)

Videocard Sapphire X1950pro 512mb

2000mhz cpu oc at 2600mhz

windows xp service pack 2

300gb harddisk space

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Re: [EVi 2535] Slow Boot on Vista

Postby Nephitis » Mon Jun 16, 2008 16:47

Depending on the motherboard and BIOS, PCs can boot up tremendously slowly when external hard drives are connected, up and running etc. This has nothing to do with the Windows start up sequence though, but rather with the power-on self-test (POST, "referred to as the post screen"). Now, your case seems to be different, but I thought I would mention this.


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