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Old 08-02-2006, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i formatted my computer and it is extremely slow at the login screen, i actually made a post of this a bit ago if anyone has last minute suggestions before i format again. before i formatted it used to begin playing the windows tune the and the desktop would show before the tune would end however now it takes about 10 seconds for the tune to start then once it does it doesnt show the desktop for about another 20 seconds im thinking of reformatting again but was wondering if there is any other way to format besides the windows xp cd where i boot off the cd because i dont have a floppy drive.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/utils.html

http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Ma...&downloadID=57

There's 2 site for Maxtor and Seagate to download their software... The maxtor has "Fill with "0"" (Completely wipe drive) I'm not sure about Seagate.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do you have NCQ drive and a nforce MB??


http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/n...i=&p_topview=1

Issues with NCQ SATA hard drives
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I am using a SATA hard drive with NCQ technology on an nForce motherboard and I am experiencing problems. How do I fix this?
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Several issues have been reported with hard drives supporting NCQ, possibly including long boot times. These issues are typically resolved with a hard drive firmware upgrade. Please contact your hard drive manufacturer for details on how to obtain and install a hard drive firmware upgrade.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
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thanx for the suggestions.
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