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Old 08-09-2006, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Formatted Now Computer runs slowly

Computer was running a tad sluggishly so i decided to do my annual format. Windows loads up nice and fast but even as a i type now the letters lag. Cursor likes to freeze and then finally move a few seconds later and copying a dvd takes 2 and a half hours, as opposed to previously, 40 mins or so.

Running Windows XP all updated, service pack 2
Athlon xp2700
1 Gig Ram
Radeon 9600pro

Could be a driver problem perhaps...motherboard? No other problems but sluggisness. System is virus and spyware free and low on installed items. Appreciate this is vague but any suggestions welcomed.

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Old 08-09-2006, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any errors in the event logs?

Is the CPU usage spiking on a process?

Do you have any error icons in your device manager?

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Old 08-09-2006, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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After you re-installed XP, did you install your chipset drivers and graphics drivers?

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Old 08-09-2006, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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check your cpu usage also make sure you have the latest chipset and all drivers are installed.

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Old 08-09-2006, 01:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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to me it seems program issues. so when you install programs do you restart your computer often?
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