Your right that a driver was not finding the expected hardware, but it was not the cooler. The cooler receives it's power from the USB and provides a 3 port hub. Also the cooler was NOT connect until after the last install of Mepis/64. I just planned on using it and if I had to, live with the slow boot up. The reason I went with 64 was my brother says that the memory has really fast timings for a laptop, and would be fast timings for a desktop. With all the hardware tests that I did he rule out it being hardware and to try 64 as 32 may have an issue with the memory timings.
I have the Repositories set as the default install but Prefer versions from: mepis. Some times I enable others, install what I want and then put it back to the default. Well, one of cr's had an xserver-xorg-video-nv update so I updated it and it added more than just the Nvida but I did it anyway.
When I edited the message.lst I just copied the first menu idem and added it and then deleted the initrd line, so my second menu has the initrd line there when I want it. The first boot using the initrd was still slow after the update, but the second time I tried it, it was like Normal boot up.
So the slow boot up is really fixed, not just a work around.
One last Idem. This laptop has 3 USB connections, 2 on the left side and one on the right side. I can connect the cooler or an USB mouse on the right side connection and the boot up is normal. Connect anything to either connection on the left side and the slow boot up is back. Don't know what the the difference between the connections are, just something to remember.
Thank all of you for the help.