performance issue with windows xp

June 19, 2012 at 20:30:30
Specs: Windows XP

Please provide me solution for the below mentioned issue.

Iam having two ide harddisk 40gb and 80gb brands are segate and western digital the performance is very slow while working with the other harddisk
both are internal harddisk so i reinstalled windows xp in 40gb hdd and for data storage 80gb hdd but after installing the new os again the data transfer or working with the other hdd performance is slow. I checked the harddisk health heath is very good but the perfomance is showing 70 percent in harddisk sentinel heath check. i want better performance when copying or working please provide me solution.



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June 20, 2012 at 03:15:46
Perhaps if you gave us some details of the other hardware you have such as CPU, RAM, Motherboard model etc we might be able to work out what is bottlenecking.

Would also presume these are both IDE drives. Are they on the same IDE cable/controller as Master & Slave or are they on different cables?

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June 20, 2012 at 05:04:11
You could have the fastest HDDs available, but if you have an old/slow CPU & only 512MB RAM, your system is going to perform poorly. Please list your complete system specs.

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June 20, 2012 at 20:12:52
I've copied the following from your other post becuase it will probably be deleted:

"the ram is 1gb and ibm lenove p4 3ghz both the hdd are ide and they are connected in differenct cables"

You really need to do better on the specs. What is the model/model number of your "ibm lenove"? We need more info about your P4, like what FSB speed? How about the RAM - is it DDR or DDR2 & what speed? Do you have a video card or are you using onboard video? How many total IDE devices do you have? If it's three, the 40GB should be all alone on the primary & the CD/DVD & 80GB should be on the 2ndary. Also, I doubt the 40GB drive is a fast drive.

After you reinstalled Windows, did you install the latest drivers, especially the motherboard chipset drivers? Did you install SP3 & all the rest of the Windows updates? Did you tweak XP for optimal performance? What about additional software? Are you running a lightweight anti-virus program such as AVAST, AVG, or Microsoft Security Essentials? The wrong security suite can suck the life out of a system.

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June 20, 2012 at 20:57:33
Find your specific Product number and tell us what it is:

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June 21, 2012 at 06:11:04
the 40gb ide hard disk is ok with the performance only the 80gb hard disk is having issue the hardisk health is perfect in 80gb hdd but when copying data from one hdd to another hdd the issue is the pc hangs and gets slow

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