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« on: November 07, 2004, 10:54:28 PM »

Operating System Version: XP Sp2
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This problem is REALLY frustrating me. One day I turned on my computer, and it gets to the Windows XP Load screen, and after it loads, the screen turns blank for about 3-4 minutes. Finally after the wait, the log-in shows up, and the desktop opens and gets stuck once again for 3-4 minutes. Then finally, explorer loads, but everything runs very slowly until a little while later when it starts working at normal speed. I tried a Virus scan with norton, and nothing is wrong. So I then repaired windows. Same problem. So I then got another harddrive, reformated it, installed windows on it fresh (which took longer than usual) and the same problem AGAIN! I dont know what to do. please help.


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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004, 12:56:29 AM »

When you say you got another hard drive and formatted it, you mean you took a hard drive you have used before, formatted it, then insalled windows on it? Or did you buy a hard drive and format it just for fun? If you reinstalled WIndows then it's not a Windows problem. A computer going slowly like you describe is usually a memory problem, or sometimes a CPU problem, assuming the computer isn't loaded with ****ware, which yours couldn't be since you reinstalled Windows.

I'd take the memory out, make sure it's not covered in dust, then try with only one stick if you have two. See if the problem continues. Also how much memory do you have. What speed? And what processor do you have?


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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2004, 03:01:47 AM »

Unusually slow booting is usually due to the (lack of, or corruption of) drivers. Yet because you also noticed that the installation of Windows was already slow, I would look into a possible IDE cable breach (replace your IDE flatcables) or a malfunctioning IDE controller/connection.

You can check your PC using PC Wizard, see if it finds something out of the ordinary.

I don't say Zedd is wrong about his suggestions, it's something else to check.

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