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Power outage cause sluggish performance

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by demonimp, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. demonimp

    demonimp Thread Starter

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    my story is:

    at 5 pm on july 16th, the fuse switch turned off in my apartment due to many people in the building using electricity, and so there was a power shortage to my computer ... it has happened numerous times before with no damage, till this time. when i turned my computer back on, i get stop errors, my drive c was unmountable, and since my windows xp pro is on drive d , it still works, but extremely sluggish. it takes a total of 15 minutes to start up, having no start up programs. please help, i hope i don't need to buy a new harddrive... and thanks in advance for helping.
     
  2. demonimp

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    anyone?...
     
  3. sockey99

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    Download and install SpeedFan, Google search it.Start speedfan and select the S.M.A.R.T
    tab on top. Click on the drop arrow and select each drive in turn. At the bottom of each window is fitness and performance bars, they should be over 80%.
    Also check that system setup shows the cpu,multiplier, fsb, and memory speed correctly.
    Lastly make the XP drive the Master "C" drive and start up without the old c drive for now.
     
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