|My eMachines running Windows XP Pro has had big lagging problems that I have posted about & can't seem to solve, but something I didn't expect happened. On the recommendation of another trusted site, I ran a free scan (I believe it was called PC Pitstop) that performed a bunch of diagnostic tests in hope of pinpointing the problem. It tested hardware, drivers, graphics, drives, internet connections, ect. and the result was that overall it was in pretty good shape. |
Here's the part I didn't expect - after the tests, which did not actually change any settings (as far as I know), the system started running much better. I shut it down and restarted it later and it was back to lagging - I ran the scan and again and noticed it improved significantly. I did note that during the test, it runs a bunch of high-res 2D and 3D graphics sequences, and after this, the improvement seems to start - pure intuition tells me it's graphics related - & I did make sure my graphics drivers were up to date.
I know it seems strange, but it's almost as if it needs to do some "stretching exercises" before it starts running well again. Admittedly, the performance is still not stellar, but it goes from almost useless to tolerable. Can anyone explain this? Does this possibly give a clue to what's wrong with the it? Thank you!