It turned out to be some USB thing that was slowing it down. Try it without any USB things.
Have a new Acer Model 1202. Acer help technicians are useless! Upon power on of system, I get to the logo screen with DEL:ENTER and F12:BOOT MENU screen. The only option I have are either Delete or F12, nothing else works. At times, I can get to what I believe is the start up screen (tells me all the components of systems are working). Screen gets to Auto Detect Device 1 and hangs for sometimes an hour until it finally gets to sign on screen. Is there anyway to disable Auto Detect? Also, Acer sent me a recovery disk but for some reason (which Acer cannot tell me) it would not read the first disk. CD/DVD drive was working, not sure if it is now. One of the technicians I spoke to had me do several things in the setup and in the BIOS and not sure if that is the problem. I cannot deal with Acer tech support - I have lost faith in them. Any help from anyone would be appreciated.