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Postby kaga on Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:48 pm

my sister computer is runing a amd Tbird 1.1ghz 512mb sdr ram
15GB hd 5400 rpm and windows xp is running slow on her computer.
anyone know why?
would faster hard drive solve the problem?
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:07 am

Make sure DMA is enabled for all drives. See the FAQ forum here at CDRLabs for instructions on how to enable DMA.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:16 am

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Postby integspec on Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:37 am

Click Start: Run: msconfig. Go to Startup tab and see whether any unnecessary programs are being loaded. But be careful though, if you disable any important programs it might get messy (but recoverable). Try to give us more details of the issue so we can help you better.
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Postby kaga on Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:07 pm

thx is running a little faster
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Oct 17, 2003 4:08 pm

Good deal! BTW, what did you do with the system to make it run faster?
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Postby kaga on Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:49 pm

disable some start up programs and enable dma
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:27 pm

When was the last time the hard drive was defragmented? That always helps.
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Postby kaga on Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:43 pm

about 1 or 2 weeks ago
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Postby integspec on Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:57 pm

Also check the swap file size. This also might be a bottleneck. Happy that you solved your problem.

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:06 am

shouldn't this be in the "software" forum?
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:30 pm

integspec wrote:Also check the swap file size. This also might be a bottleneck.

how do you do this? where's the settings etc.?
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