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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Phlegthon, Dec 8, 2001.

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  1. Phlegthon

    Phlegthon Thread Starter

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    Hey.

    Recently I installed some new memory, a new hard drive, and a new power supply (reason: the old one exploded due to power surge). Since then, my computer has run sooooo slowly. It freezes if I am doing to many things at a time, pauses often when I am changing fields in a form, and Outlook Express takes ages to start up.

    Worse, when the computer freezes and I have to reset it, the hard drive scan tells me that there is an error on the hard drive that cannot be fixed! And I left the computer on overnight defragging and got up to find that it was still stuck on the "scanning for errors" phase! What's going on here?!!?!?

    Pllleeeease help me, I want to get this resolved as soon as possible.
     
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

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    The first thing I would try is removing the new memory and test the PC. The run ScanDisk from MS-DOS mode.

    Syntax:

    SCANDISK [d: [d: . . .]|/all][/checkonly|/autofix[/nosave]|/custom][/surface]

    Try:

    SCANDISK C: /autofix /surface
     
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