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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by teacup, Feb 15, 2005.

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    am running xp prowith athlon 2800+with 120 gig hd it started slowing down
    just a little at first and then shutting of and rebooting itself to show an error
    message saying windows has recovered fron a critical error then would be alright for a while . now it is that slow it wont even open a prog i put a smaller HD in 40 gig and it worked alright just a little slower than normal
    did a clean install on the 120 gig HD AND IT WAS NO DIFFERENT AT ALL
    TOOK AGES TO BOOT UP AND SHUT DOWN I thought it could be the drive
    but when i tried yet another HD a 60 gig this time it was no different so then i tried slaving the 60 gig off the 40 gig which id had in a previous set up
    i got a blue screen + white writing saying windows has closed down to
    safegaurd your computer so it seems anything over 40 gig is to much
    for it IS MY PROCESSOR KAPUTC,P,U USAGES ARE CONFUSING
    hd task usage
    40G IDLE 0__5%
    100GIG IDLE 80__95%
    120 GIG IDLE 100%
    40 GIG BURNING AUDIO CD 30 __50%
    40 GIG BURNING D.V.D 0__14%
     
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