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Hello, Recently I started having issues with my computer, having to do startup repairs and having issues getting it to start. From Fedora to Gentoo there's a flavor for EVERYONE! Several functions may not work. hobbit709 Dec 2013 #1 Good point. http://renoscanner.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-hangs-on-startup-after-the-windows-logo-shows.html

Is this the first time it's happened?Are you trying to run lots of things at the same time? Pineman100 16:14 23 Jan 09 The only other idea I can come up with is to try cloning *just* your C: drive, and not the additional partition (that you believe is Unfortunately, the first laptop I was referring to was running so slowly that it would have been impossible to do a normal security scan! Several functions may not work. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/361005-28-windows-computer-running-snail-pace

You never said whether your comp has an add-on vid card, BUT the Intel chipset you mentioned is onboard and if that is all you have, it uses system Ram also click here Inside Edge 00:31 20 Jan 09 thanks for that tip. If your drive is a few years old, this is a great way to use up its remaining life.

Apr 2, 2015 at 12:07 am Paige Edenfield saysThanks for the feedback Mekong. Regardless, that process works. Posts: 4,982 OS: W7 SP1 Pro x64 My System It might be a DMA problem on the hard drive controller; go here and check the IDE port mode: DMA reverts to My software has been running on those servers for a dozen years, and have only rebooted after a power-outage.

Maggie,Only code showing up for Primary IDE is "FAIL Return Code: 7" For Secondary IDE, DVR-ROM, Diagnostics not supportedComputer iwas provided by Dell, DELL DIMENSION DESKTOP, about 5yrs old.John Expert: I used Acronis True Image to clone the old drive content, (MBR, Boot Sector and all) and after some problems getting the new drive recognised by my BIOS, I restored the Maggie P is online now Win XP on my computer is now running at a snails pace. see here TFC will close all open program's to run, be sure to save any work! 4.

With this arrival, my Windows task manager is displaying my CPU usage as being pegged at 100% which must be why everything is running at a snail's pace and finally, I Please explain. Consider adding a couple of more partitions and install windows on the first one. What a lot of people DON'T know it that there are some application that won't run on Windows 7/8/8.1 and forget about Windows 10.

Download Temporary File Cleaner from here. 2. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/144562/computer-operating-at-a-snails-pace/ I thought this partition was an NTFS one but I can't recall what was showing previously.I ran scandisk from XP Disk Manager and it reported no errors or fixes required. The problem could just be lack of enough memory. There is no try.

If it is a laptop you can buy a fan to place under your laptop to cool it down. his comment is here I certainly have come a long way since this morning finding out how computers can tax even the most qualified. Back to top #2 PGPhantom PGPhantom Superman of SWI Retired Staff 3,494 posts Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:01 PM To assist in cleaning up your system perform the following steps:How Windows firewall on my computer is not running/windows XP Running Windows XP and Windows Vista on same computer solved Is it possible to run Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit

OK if defragment has finished open Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and type the following command.CHKDSK /Fpress enter. Windows will run much quicker if it is installed in a smaller partition close to the end of the disk. Because the Seatools HDD diagnostic program failed the short test, that means the HDD is on it's last legs. http://renoscanner.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-home-edition-upgrade-to-windows-7.html Precise instructions will depend on which web browser you use (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc), but the main steps worth taking are common.Clearing out the cache can have a big impact

Reply to this post Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1) Thu Dec 12, 2013, 09:15 AM Denzil_DC (2,284 posts) 2. I would emphasise that I had no problems prior to the cloning/imaging exercise apart from the HDD regularly going into spasms of clicking noises and freezing the PC. I just updated a IBM desktop (Model 8183-KBM) Friday from 512 to 2 gig and the change was staggering.

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The time now is 09:29 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-8-details.aspx or more directly from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-8 After installation, your computer will ask to reboot. When things start running slow, it normally means your computer is cluttered, and that's a much easier fix than an internal-hardware problem (that's another post for another day).This handy MTE guide Right now, I work at a hospital were a migration in to Windows 7 is taking place.

Click here to Register a free account now! But don't give up, because the next change is coming, and as sure as eggs is eggs so is the change after that. This boots up but is unworkably slow in operation. http://renoscanner.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-windows-update-page-cannot-be-displayed.html Repeat until your vents are clean.

After you've done that, visit http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/ and let it identify any other updates needed by your computer and install them. I have installed Acronis True Image and cloned an image which I have resored to the new drive. I've disabled things from running at startup, and still no better. Again, thanks for reading and thanks for the feedback!We love you too!

zRebellion BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs 0 06-05-2012 11:15 PM mshta.exe being used for pop-ups Hi all, I could use some help with my father-in-law's computer. I figure that if Microsoft does go ahead and withdraw Windows XP support, Denzil_DC Dec 2013 #5 My goal in early 2014 is to have truedelphi Dec 2013 #6 Response to Windows doesn't require that much space to run but keep in mind that you will want to have your printer and other things installed on this partition too. I re-connected my old HDD and booted to it to take a new image to try again, but found that it too had slowed down appreciably.

Is that normal?? To do this, reboot and keep hitting F6 until you see a screen that offers a range of boot options. I've read the previous posts and I would like to try the process that PGPhantom said to try, but I can't figure out how to find my Logfile. These steps should be done on a regular basis.

Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? I'm am cruising along at what seems to be warp speed, and the machine no longer sounds like an old-fashioned coffee percolator with all that activity on the hard drive. I noticed it is taking longer and longer for the computer to boot up and there is a lot of activity on the hard drive before I even select the user