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Old 03-31-2005, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently ive noticed it can take up to an HOUR to install a simple game like starcraft, I cant even get halo to work anymore, Now the last time i had problems with installing things was because i had 2 drives on one IDE cable... Dunno why but it kept me from installing things, Now im having the same problem... I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to get it working again. Yes ive done AV/Spyware/Adware/Malware scans, and have ran scanners on my registry and they all report no errors...
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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upgrade your hard drives to SATA!

You'll like the newfound speed.

otherwise which I find very helpful is reformats...probably not the best solution, but I have semi-annual reformat on my computers, mostly because the ones I have are all old and sux0r
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I would go SATA if i had money... But no need in it...... And i cant afford to reformat since i cant get my data off my current HDD because the other "Backup HDD" failed on me, and my burner.... just aint burning....
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It's probolly just that time to reinstall windows

So far, I have installed windows 3 times in the last 2 weeks

reinstalled XP, than I found out about XP64, ended up not liking it, ended up reinstalling xp
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If you've done virus scans, etc. you have probably done some defrags as well (and if you haven't, you should). Or, like Chris said, reinstall WinXp
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Hello,

Are programs and large files opening at reasonable speed when you open them from your Hard Drive?

I'm thinking it might be your CD-ROM drive. Does it spin sloooowwwllly when installing games? Does it spin up one moment then spin right down to near idle when installing games?

I found that my HP DVD Write 300c drive read CD-ROMs very slowly, so I had to try and maintain speed using Nero DriveSpeed. However, it doesn't always work for me. Anyways, the CD-Writer head on the drive died, so I had to buy a new CD Writer drive, which spins up to 52x and doesn't spontaneously spin down to near idle.

Could be something else though...
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