Quote: Originally Posted by Gray
Well nobody seemed to want to help me but a friend has sorted it for me so I'll tell you all the problem in case it happens to you!
Before i installed windows 7 I put a new dvd writer in, with a sata connection.
On my motherboard there are 4 sata sockets, 2 blue and 2 black coloured.
The hard drive is plugged into a blue one and I had put the dvd into a blue one too.
My friend moved the dvd to a black socket and this has cured the problem! there must have been a conflict between them.
Now it boots up in about 40 seconds,Great!!
Interesting. But my board's sata connections are all RED. Do you know which numbered connections you used? Like was blue labeled sata1, black sata4, etc?