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#1 VaudeVillianVeteran

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

Recently my laptop started acting horribly slow so I botted up hirens 10.6 and ran the boot n nuke app.
Now my machine is still a little laggy (compared to when I got it) after the re-install of XP (sp3).

My question;
Is chkdsk, defrag and registry fixing my only choice? Or is there some other method of bringing it to it's former glory.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

If you just did a reinstall...and experience the same symptoms...I'd have to suggest running the appropriate hard drive diagnostic on the hard drive.

Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox - http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/bootabl...iagnostics.html

I'd run the long test, if a long and a short are offered on the diagnostic.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

Laptops often have specific drivers customized for them.

Did you update the generic drivers from Windows with the specific drivers for your laptop? I'm thinking graphics card, motherboard/chipset, touch-pad, wireless controller, sound card, etc.?

Any yellow exclamation marks in the device manager?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:06 PM

I updated all of the drivers I've always had straight away.

THe only missing one is the 'Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus'

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

THe only missing one is the 'Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus'


Supplying us with more information on your computers make and model number would be helpful to us in providing you with a possible driver that will work.

If your NIC is an add-in card please post the make and model number of your adaptor.

That driver may be used when you use a modem's built in audio features, some older modems came with that feature built in to the card. Hence you have this 'Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus'

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:23 PM

I didn't think that piece of hardware would affect the speed?

It's an 'Acer Aspire 1640' notebook, It has never been modified.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:40 PM

You can probably get rid of the Device Manager entry...by disabling the modem in the BIOS settings.

No reason to install drivers for a device you are not going to use.

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