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Old 04-06-2005, 08:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Trotter
no kiddin', freak. I'm gonna have to remember this one...
agreed.. i didn't think a low battery would do that.. or do it without telling u its low...

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Old 04-07-2005, 02:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what you did to the machine to cause the slowness, but I can tell you that with only 256mb of RAM, yer NOT going to get better performance with XP.

XP is a RAM hog, due to it's new features and powerful interface integration technologies. 128mb of RAM is recommended, but XP will suck up 256mb easily just idle.

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Old 04-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yeah definetely a wierd problem, I hope it never happens again, or that anybody else has the same problem... I was about to format my hd and install windows again.
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Usually the battery....

on the motherboard is to maintain your CMOS settings in the BIOS. I deal with a lot of server equipment which utilizes Battery-Backed Write Cache controllers. If those batteries go out or are being reconditioned, performance of the controller and disk slows substantially. Are you using a RAID controller in your computer that could possibly have a Battery backed write cache?

I've just never known a different type of battery (especially the CMOS battery) to cause that slowness.

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