Hard drive doozy

Me / The future machine
January 29, 2009 at 23:01:04
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6 ghz intel duo core/2 Gigs Ram
Alright so I was an idiot one month and didnt scan my hard drive for viruses and such and it eventually got the bsod.

I ended up trying to reinstall windows thru booting the cd and I found that the install was MUCH slower then it has ever been. Eventually the copying files part gets done and my computer restarts but it does NOT goto the second part of the windows install. I've never encountered that before after reinstalling windows a good 300 times on many different types of computers so I figured the hard drive (Seagate 250 Gig)was screwed up but just to make sure I plugged it into a spare computer I had and installed windows on that hard drive fine and it worked perfectly so I thought it might have been my computer. I took the hard drive from the spare computer (Maxtor 40 gig)and installed windows in my main computer and everything worked fine. I tried the main HD again and it proceeded doing the same thing with the slow install and no 2nd part of windows xp install any help would be greatly appreciated this problem is hurting my head :(

Asus P5B MB
BFG 7900 GS OC
2 gig ram
1.6 ghz dual core

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January 30, 2009 at 02:15:45
Check your BIOS (set-up) settings and see if the timing clock is set properly. also check for overheating issues with the CPU fan as this will sometimes cause the computer to slow way down...

In reference to 11/05/2008

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January 30, 2009 at 04:26:56
the thing is im not worried about the speed really more about why my hard drive isnt compatable with my main computer anymore

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January 30, 2009 at 07:42:09
Have you tried deleting the partition first instead of just reformatting? I have seen some pretty weird behaviour cleared-up by completely deleting the partition(s) first and starting over.

No guarantee that it'll work, but it's free!

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January 30, 2009 at 10:02:20
I agree with kptech, I have seen some weird install programs cleared up by removing the partition and starting from scratch.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.

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January 30, 2009 at 15:06:31
done every time I reinstall windows. I have deleted the partion on both computers but it just worked on the secondary computer

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