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Old 04-18-2005, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i copy big files across partitions in my drive, my computer becomes real sluggish.

is this because of the RAM?
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be a heavily fragmented drive...
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List specs please.

Also, when was the last time you defragmented your drive?
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if u have less that 512 ram. then yes it is.
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A low amount of RAM should not be causing this. Check if your DMA is enabled for your hard disk. My computer > properties > hardware stuff > ide controller stuff....
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Slow hard drive? We need specs please! Either it's fragmented, or a slow hard drive. Don't use Windows Defragmneter, it don't work, use Diskeeper.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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can't see the IDE controller

i got 512 MB RAM, would that slow my machine down?

i have got this 80 Gig drive, divided into logical partitions, and have been constantly copying and moving data, so fragmentation sounds right.

so i should not use windows defragmenter but diskeeper
where do i get diskeeper from?
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Exactly how slow is it?

(An alternative to Diskeeper is O&O Defrag, wich is my favorite.)
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http://www.execsoft.co.uk/html/diskeeper/diskeeper1.htm
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Could be FSB?
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