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Hi

Recently bought a Mega STe off ebay. Takes ages to boot up with a disk inserted when powered up first time. White screen for about a minute. Then the disk drive spins up and the desktop appears. But when soft reset, it will read the disk immediately and go straight into the desktop. :?

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Hi

Recently bought a Mega STe off ebay. Takes ages to boot up with a disk inserted when powered up first time. White screen for about a minute. Then the disk drive spins up and the desktop appears. But when soft reset, it will read the disk immediately and go straight into the desktop. :?

 

If it is TOS 2.05, the delay is the memory test.

 

TOS 2.06 adds a progress bar

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Hi

Recently bought a Mega STe off ebay. Takes ages to boot up with a disk inserted when powered up first time. White screen for about a minute. Then the disk drive spins up and the desktop appears. But when soft reset, it will read the disk immediately and go straight into the desktop. :?

 

Is there a black progress bar during this delay?

 

If so, bash a key and it will go right on with the boot-up process. :)

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Is the floppy good?

I remember inserting a bad floppy, then waiting forever to check if the disk was readable, then going to desktop.

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