Originally Posted by scaminatrix
You don't have a CD drive in your C4F, your board has one less thing to post - I've got a CD drive in the Marvell/J-Micron (can't remember) port, so that's another whole controller. I've also got 5 HDD's so it's all gotta add up.
EDIT: It's not that mine's set up wrong, it's that yours is set up better
Check your BIOS settings and make sure "Additional HDD Detect Delay" or whatever is set to 0. That can cause delays. Also just poke around in the BIOS. Even if you have some drives, it shouldn't take too long.