12 minutes to boot?

Hi everyone. I've got 3 SATA HDs and 3 IDE HDs and Vista Business/XP installed on a dual-booting partition on one of the SATAs. I'm getting stuck at the Vista screen with the progress bar for 12 minutes before Vista boots. Once it's up, it works fine. Aero and everything. Hunk-Dory. Now, if I unplug all three IDE drives and leave just the SATA's, it boots in about 1 minute. Plug in one drive, add 4 minutes. The next, add another 4 minutes. And so on, til we have 12. XP, however, boots in about a minute I have: 3 ghz Intel Northwoods 2 gig DDR 3 SATA hds of various size 3 IDE hds of various size Aopen AXSPE-Max ATI 9600 XT 128 meg Any ideas would be very helpful! Thanks!

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