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Windows NT running slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Khoas20, Mar 21, 2001.

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  1. Khoas20

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    I have an AMD 850 processor, asus K7V motherboard. I'm running Nt service pack 6.
    I am trying to get my "DV raptor capture card" by Canopus to work- I'm trying to capture and edit using the Priemere software. The problem I'm having is it captures for only 30 seconds than stops and a sign comes up saying drive speed to slow. The DV raptor came with a disk to check drive read and write speed- and when I run that it comes up in the red... slowest speed. I have dual harddrives and on the other I use windows 98. The Dv raptor works fine with 98... when I run the raptor test it is in the green- highest read and write speed. So I figure it has to be something with NT. I'm not sure if there's something in the setup of NT that I need to change or fix to make it run faster... it should have no problem with it's read and write speed- there's plenty of free space and it's an 850 processor. I have 256MB of Ram and it's a 20 gig harddrive. (I don't know what a paging file is???)
    thanks...

    [Edited by khoas20 on 03-21-2001 at 02:48 PM]
     
  2. inkedmn

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    how much RAM do you have? how big is your paging file?
     
  3. rogers55

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    Khoas,

    Are the Win98 and WinNT on separate drives or partitions of the same drive?
    If they are different physical drives then something might be slowing down 1 drive and not the other.
    Check if another device is connected on the same IDE cable as the NT drive (CD drive or tape drive, etc.). If there is such a device disconnect it and see if it makes a difference.

    The paging file is a file on your hard drive that is used to augment RAM memory. You can check its size by right-clicking on My Computer, select properties and then the performance tab.

    Regards,
    Roger
     
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