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HD slows down my computer

March 20, 2005 at 14:26:58
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP2, Pentium 4 2.8Ghz, 512MB R

Hi, I have a problem with my new HD. When I installed my new HD i bought, it worked but there was one major problem; My computer was sooo slow. It took me around 15 minutes just to boot Windows. Also, when i removed my HD, my computer was still slow. But when I moved my new HD to my very old computer (Pentium 3, 1.0Ghz) it worked just fine. In fact, it seemed to speed up my computer a bit. Heres my "statistics" of my new computer:

<u>COMPUTER:</u>
MOTHERBOARD: Intel 865GBF
PROCESSOR: Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz
VIDEO CARD: Radeon 9200 128MB GOLD EDITION
SOUND CARD: SoundMAX Digital Audio(Intergrated)
HD(s):
Western Digital 80GB HD, 7200rpm(Old HD with my OS on it. NTFS.)
Maxtor 160GB 7200rpm(New HD. NTFS.)

Any suggestions. Thanks in Advance!

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#1
March 20, 2005 at 14:39:24

Use event viewer and performance monitor to seek clues.

As in all windows install's you just can't be moving an install from machine to machine. You have to have the HAL very close to each other. Only BeOS can be moved to any machine and not care.

If you did a clean install with the new HD in then there might be issues with HD caching? Look for that in performance monitor.


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#2
March 20, 2005 at 16:41:40

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=3&swid=2
I'VE CHECKED WITH WESTERN DIGTIAL THEY HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF TESTING PROGRAMS YOU CAN DOWN LOAD AND TEST YOUR DRIVE OUT AND WARRANTY?
THIS MY HELP
CHECK YOUR RAM OUT ALSO MAKE SURE YOU WITH OVER 256MB OR MORE, MORE BETTER XP IS A PIG
CHECK YOUR BIOS TO MAKE SURE ITS WORKING WITH THE RIGHT DRIVE

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#3
March 20, 2005 at 23:33:40

its not compressed by any chance is it? go into my computer and right click the drive, properties and see if the compress drive is ticked.

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