Finally got to try your suggestion and removed the flashdisk. Boot up was much faster...Thanks.
My SCovery had a WinChip 2. I used it on my I-Opener and it runs much faster. I can see the motivation for getting the WinChip 2 for the I-Opener.
Seems like every time I look, the SCovery's individual components are worth more than the unit as a whole!
The heatsink was a little hard to get off. I finally gave up prying it and took a hacksaw to it. Gently cut into the heat sink. Move the CPU and not the saw. After a sufficiently deep cut as been made, get a pair of pliers and sqeeze inward. You will be pulling and pushing the heat sink away from the CPU simultaneously. The CPU just pops away from the heat sink. Do this only if you think that the CPU is worthless with the heatsink on.
It was late at night ( actually, really early in the morning ) and I might have missed something. The SCovery doesn't seem to recognize older hard driver. I couldn't find a way to set the drives mode. It would see the drive; but, it could not communicate with it. Any suggestions ( besides getting a new hard drive : ) ) ?