WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB hard drive slow booting problem for XP

April 14, 2012 at 20:12:52
Specs: Windows 7
I have an 80 gb hard disk of western digital, SATA type for XP o/s. After formatting also it provides slow booting. Followings are the information
Drive Parameters: 156301488

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April 14, 2012 at 22:24:31
Not much information to go on.
You said 'After formatting...'. Did you format the system drive? Did you reinstall XP? What media did you install from? Have you installed all of your drivers? If it was not a retail XP disk but a system factory recovery disk, have you removed the bloatware that came on the disk yet? Is it properly set un in your BIOS? Did you format it to NTFS?
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April 15, 2012 at 03:04:36
Also check the drive in device manager if it running at DMA ultra mode 5 and not PIO mode.

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April 15, 2012 at 05:55:38
and what other system specs u have? why did u format ?
if u have a slow pc like 512MB ram or 1GB and a pentium 4 ull have trouble running windows 7

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April 15, 2012 at 08:29:11
As toxict51said, you didn't list your system specs. It's difficult to give advice when we have no idea what you're working with. You mentioned formatting - all that does is prepare the HDD for use by setting up a new file system, usually NTFS. Formatting/reformatting is NOT the same as installing/reinstalling, a lot of people seem to make that mistake when using the term. Formatting is one of the steps that is taken before the OS is installed (or reinstalled). Formatting effectively erases the drive.

Also, you listed your OS as Win7 but mentioned XP in your question, so which is it? If it's XP, how did you go about installing it on a SATA HDD?

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