Its a brand new biostar barebones
system, and it will ( hopefully ) be the second one I build this month. I've got a XP2500, Viking 512 PC2700, WD 80gb HD, and a cheapy 56k PCI modem. Their are no beeps or POST error messages, and I would say it takes about 20 seconds more than it should.
Odd thing is that this happened a few computers ago, I built a computer with similar spec's, though it had the nice Asus nForce 2 board, and it had a similar probelm regarding the laggy boot. After windows was installed it went away and runs like a champ now.
Though this windows issue is stumping me..