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Update the BIOS. There are a few instances of boot time addressed by different BIOS releases.
Fixed slow boot time observed at POST 0x34
Optimized boot time.
Fixed a problem where system would boot slow with 8GB of memory in the system, and booting to a 64bit OS.
Fixed issue of long boot time due to no media in SATA optical drive when set to AHCI/RAID mode.
Fixed the 2 minutes boot delay during warm reboot problem plus the invalid DFROM TCM segment and TEM address issues.
Fixed intermittent slow boot issue.
Fixed issue of slow boot time for memory of more than 4GB.
Anyways, here's the link:
Thanks for the info. I'll update the BIOS. The other references you gave like "-0262 Fixed slow boot ti---" appear to be references to archived posts. I looked all around the site and couldn't find out how to pull up the archived post. I'm probably missing something obvious. Could you give me a hint.