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#1 vOstanagen

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Hi I have just bought a friends old pc that was previously running as per normal, He took his HDD out for his new pc and I installed my HDD into the new pc and installed all of the drivers. I found that the machine was running extremely slow at boot up and in general making it almost impossible to use. I tried everything I could and ended up buying a new HDD for the machine, installed it, installed a fresh OS (XP home professional)and installed all drivers. I ran checkdisk, defrag, msconfig utility, disk cleanup. Still the problem remains, looks like its taking longer to boot now. the specs for my machine are..

 

AMD 64 Duel Core 2.41 Ghz

3Gig Ram

600W PSU

XP Service Pack 2 

x2 SLI Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT      

      



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

What type of Hard Drive did you install?  Are you using IDE or Sata?


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

What's the origin of the XP, SP2 you "fresh installed"?

 

Is it a MS Genuine XP disk that allows install on any computer?  Or is it the O/S disk from some OEM system?  Or is it an illegal copy downloaded and burned to CD?

 

Is the install able to get past Product Activation?

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Its a Sata Drive, the previous was also sata and the originally installed HDD was sata. My copy of XP is an original that I own. The service packs I downloaded from microsoft.com, installed SP3 would crash the pc so I had to stop at SP2.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Yes The OS Installed Fine



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

Within the bios do you have your HD set to IDE or AHCI?


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