XP Notebook has a long think before doing something. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2006, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2
Arrow XP Notebook has a long think before doing something.

Howdy, I have this notebook which has about a 10 second lag from when you click on something until it actually opens. Its is a Centrino 1.6 with 512Mb RAM running XP Pro SP2. The HDD light isn't doing anything during this lag period so it doesn't seem to be writing to virtual memory.
It only does this in normal Windows mode, seems to run fine in safe mode. I have turned off nearly all the items in startup thinking one of those was causing it, but no change. I have scanned for viruses and spyware, found nothing
I also did a HDD diag with Seagate Tools. It showed the drive as being fine but the NTFS partion failed. I ran scandisk and system file checker to repair any damaged system files but the lag is still there.
Is there something I am overlooking? My next step is to clone the install onto another HDD incase some bad sectors are causing the problem. I might also reinstall XP over the top of the current instalation. Other than that I am out of ideas.
Any help?
Crikey! is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.