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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:08 AM
Yes I've done all that. No red or yellow.
Did you install the chipset driver and video driver?
Open device manager - any yellow or red symbols?
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:17 AM
I did a quick format because the normal format got stuck at 56% the first time and yes i deleted the partition
1) Before installing the OS did you format the drive? Did you delete and recreate any partition(s)?
2) Did you install an Anti Virus app that runs resident?
3) Open Task Manager to the Processes Tab. Sort on the CPU column with highest usage at the top. When the system slows down or the mouse gets "jumpy", which process is spiking?
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 10:17 AM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:45 AM
i was just kinda guessing that it might get to 85% it's mostly 93% when running firefox and watching a youtube video.
1) The fact that a regular format "got stuck" would indicate a potential problem with the hard drive. Boot to the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r
2) System Idle is supposed to be as close to 100% as possible. When it's at 85, what process is eating the rest of the cycles?
3) Without an anti virus app you are open to all sorts of virus / trojan / other malware problems. I suggest you do the following:
Run the checkdisk on the hd and make sure there's no problem there (but there may well be)
Then reinstall the OS, starting with deleting and recreating the partition and doing a full format
Install the OS
Install all drivers, starting with the chipset driver
Install a GOOD AV app
Go to Windows / Microsoft Update and make sure you have all current updates (also make sure you are running SP3)
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 10:46 AM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:46 PM
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 12:47 PM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:55 PM
Yes, i went into the console recovery and did chkdsk /r
Are you saying your ran chkdsk /r and it completed (again, you had to use the "/r" switch)?
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 01:21 PM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:44 PM
no cd burner... anyway i was able to get past the full format by creating a partition with 40gb's instead of the full 80gb's.
If chkdsk /r completed successfully there may not be an issue with your hd. The difference between a quick format and a regular format is that during the latter, the system runs "chkdsk /r" on the partition or drive that you are formatting. If chkdsk /r completes when you run it independently for the format, I'm not sure why the format fails. One other thing you can try is to go to the website of your HD manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to cd and run that. Let's see if it is an issue with the HD.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:13 PM
Edited by lapays, 16 January 2012 - 03:23 PM.
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