Okay i don't know what the screen is called when you boot its usually blue and its before the themable bootscreen. it has your <setup> <boot menu> ect. But i never timed it before my third attempt at a linux distro, but i know it was around 10 seconds. Now it takes 2 minutes 36 seconds and 54 milli seconds give or take a few. Any idea what causes this not a old pc it has 3 gigs ram and 640 gigabytes hardrive space on its 2 hardrives (320 each [one for recovery]). Quad proccessor so is there a fix for this?