Slow Computer after Reformat

Dell Dimension 4500
May 2, 2007 at 18:41:40
Specs: Win Xp Home, 2.00 ghz

I recently reformatted my computer. I reformatted because it was running extremely slow and all scanners possible turned up with nothing. After the reformat, the computer is even worse. Internet takes forever, and when i click back, it doesn't go back. I know it is not an isp issue for sure. Any advice is needed.

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#1
May 2, 2007 at 19:35:11

I'll never understand why so many people believe that reformating is best way to fix a problem.

Explain how you did it. Did you install all the latest drivers...chipset, video, sound, LAN, etc?


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#2
May 2, 2007 at 20:32:38

i reformatted becuz it was the only thing left to do. the computer is not used that much at all. I installed all the latest drivers and all the windows updates. Everything is installed correctly.

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#3
May 2, 2007 at 20:34:06

Also reformatting is the easiest answer to all ur problems

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#4
May 2, 2007 at 22:08:21

"easiest"? ...... but maybe not the best.

Describe your computer's before the "reformat".


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#5
May 3, 2007 at 04:14:53

have you tried to degragment your pc? after a format when you install all your software and drivers you and really fragment your hard drive,

go to, start >> all programs >> accessories >> system tools >> degrament

run it and see if this helps.

turn off your screen saver, abd any power management you have active that will turn off your pc, or hibenate. do not use your pc while degramenting.

this could take hours so be prepared.

hope this helps.


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#6
May 3, 2007 at 08:04:25

How did you format your PC ? Format using Windows XP CD-ROM or what ?

Sometimes formating generates clusters that are 512 bytes long and not 4 kilobytes long. This makes Windows extremely slow.

I suggest you uninstall all partitions and then make new partitions using Win XP CD-ROM and then reformat. You can then reinstall Windows.

Regards

suatcini


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#7
May 3, 2007 at 08:19:47

By the way, can you check cluster size before you go further ? To check cluster size, open Windows Defragmenter (defrag.exe ) program and run it. At the end of defragmentation, there is a report generated. Look at the report and you will see the cluster size.

Regards

suatcini


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#8
May 3, 2007 at 09:53:31

How much memory is installed?

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#9
May 4, 2007 at 15:30:38

found out my problem. I stopped the automatic updates and windows security center. That was what was slowing the computer so much. I thought i was just getting tired of those stupid messages at boot.


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