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Vista Boot Very Slow


I turned all my settings back to stock for the oc and reinstalled vista but it is still taking forever to load, i have no idea why. Once inside vista, it runs just fine. Any suggestions? This is vista 64 on i7 with a ex58-ud5 board.

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E: 60 gb 7200 rpm (seagate)
F: 200gb 7200 rpm (maxtor)

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