I would love to find out how to fix that myself. The same thing happens to me on some installs of Vista or Windows 7, not sure about XP. The Hdd led stops blinking while booting and it takes over a minute to boot. Sometime playing around in MSconfig can fix it but I have never been able to put my finger on why or how. I'm on 2001m for the deluxe.This happens only when Windows boots/loads.