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Most of the older systems I've dealt with (see my .sig below) will take a few seconds longer to boot if the hard drive has been removed. However, it's usually in the order of 5 or 6 seconds. I suppose it would also have to do with the BIOS setting for the boot order but for a "normal" system which looks for any removable drive (i.e., floppy), before going to the hard drive and then other devices, but there will be some delay if the system can't find the HD.
A couple of other explanations for a boot delay could be:
- extended memory test is enabled in BIOS; you should be able to check for this in the BIOS
- an Ultrabay optical drive is not properly configured; usually is caused by using a non-IBM drive
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I've noticed that if I have an ExpressCard memory reader in the side slot, without bootable media, my T43 takes a long time to boot after waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting for a boot loader in the memory reader. HTH.
2672-KBU X32, 1.5GB RAM, 7200 rpm TravelStar HDD.
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