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Very fast computer with raid 0 SSD's used to boot very quickly, but recently I tried to burn a disc but couldn't find the drive anywhere, device manager, show hidden devices, disk management, NO where could I find the drive... so I rebooted, bios saw it, and I booted to a Win7 setup disc, and everything seemed fine, so drive to me seems ok.. I tried switching sata ports to no avail.. I've removed any signs of upper or lower limits from the registry (I believe I only had a lowerlimit) and nothing! I've tried safe mode, selective startup, nothing helps...

I did do a bootlog and noticed that c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys failed to load. so I tried unplugging the drive completely, still same issue.. I've ran SFC /scannow with no luck, virus scans, seemingly everything, and still NO cd drive in windows.

Does anyone have anything I Can try????? I'm getting desperate cus I'd rather not format and reinstall, to me, that is the last resort.

Boot takes about 7 minutes--whereas before this issue it was 30 seconds from power on to browsing.

Any ideas?

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Does it take 7 min when the drive is unplugged? How about when going into Safe Mode? In attempting "seemingly everything", did you do disk/file system checks? What's the exact error info provided with the report of cdrom.sys failing to load? Anything in the Event Logs? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 30 '12 at 4:54
run xbootmgr to see what is slow: – magicandre1981 Nov 30 '12 at 5:55
Is the Blu-ray the first device in your boot order? If there is a problem with the device/cable/controller then that could be why it takes so long to boot. – Tog Nov 30 '12 at 8:59
I've completely unplugged the device from the machine and yes, the slow boot time still exists.. The ntbtlog.txt reports this: "Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys" Safemode is also very slow, its not quite 7 minutes, but definitely quite a long time. I didn't see anything that jumped out at me in the event logs, but I may have missed something, what do I look for? --I will try the xbootmgr. – Dustin Silva Nov 30 '12 at 11:20
Chkdsk reports 0 bad clusters. – Dustin Silva Nov 30 '12 at 11:31

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