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Slow Computer After Reformat

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#1 stiffy


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 03:59 PM

i recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled XP home edition. it didn't get much faster. it isn't even close to how fast it was when it was new. somebody told me that it could be that i have bad RAM. does anybody have any ideas or suggestions?

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:44 PM

Have you updated all your system drivers? Just a thought.

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#3 SuperSam


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:27 PM


This might happen if you had chosen the Quick format instead of the regular format. Format with NTFS/FAT file system but not with the "Quick" option. Click here for screenshots Make sure that there are no external devices like printer, scanner, hi speed Internet cables connected to the PC during reinstallation of XP. Install the chipset drivers first and then the rest (video, audio, NIC, modem, etc). Install antivirus and antispyware before you connect to the Net or as soon as you connect to the Net. Also check if the system RAM is the same that you ordered by going here Start-> Rt click My Computer and click "Properties".


Edited by SuperSam, 31 January 2006 - 06:30 PM.

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