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Noticeable speed change + HD issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kbsuperstar, Aug 15, 2006.

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  1. kbsuperstar

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    I recently reinstalled XP on my computer after erasing my entire HD, the problem is that it seems to be a lot slower for some things. For example, when I open a folder and drag the window across the screen, it's extremely laggy, when it used to be perfectly fine and smooth. Or when I scroll down on a webpage, it's also very slow and the frame rate, I guess, is horrible.

    I suspect this might be because the Windows partition is 5GB instead of 30GB on my HD.

    Also, I have a USB mass storage device and windows has made it the C:\ drive, and the internal HD is now J:\ How do I correct this?
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Also, I have a USB mass storage device and windows has made it the C:\ drive, and the internal HD is now J:\ How do I correct this?

    You disconnect the external hard drive and then do a full re-install of Windows and during it you make it do the drive C:\ First backup any important data and format the drive that the Windows XP is installed on now.

    Here are instructions on doing a full install of Windows XP

    Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353

    Remember to watch for where the installation program want to put drive C:
     
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