Cloned to a new disk; XP crawls / Linux fine

February 13, 2011 at 22:47:02
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 2.00 GHz/3.2 Gig
I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 that is set to dual boot either Windows XP (SP3) or Ubuntu Linux. It was running fine with a Western Digital 250 GB "Scorpio Black" hard drive, but I outgrew that. I used Acronis True Image Home 2011 to back up all my partitions, then cloned them onto a new Western Digital "Scorpio Blue" 640 GB drive (not changing the size of the partitions, figuring I'd deal with the extra space after I got everything running by creating a new partition to use for my music and videos). When I boot Windows, it craws (taking several minutes to boot up) much slower than my old disk--then even opening any programs is just as slow. But if I boot my Ubuntu Linux disk, I have no problems--it runs fine (I'm on it now--there is no way I could do this much in Windows).

Any suggestions?

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February 14, 2011 at 12:36:31
Use performance monitor for clues. May have to construct a good set of metrics to show.

I have has a drive that the cache needed to be disabled. Seems it and the OS would just sit there competing for data.

Also see sysinternals. for other high level tools.

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