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XP Problems - Slow, DVD, Sound, USB

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ssaver, Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. ssaver

    ssaver Thread Starter

    Jul 7, 2004
    I went out of town and came home to my computer having some serious problems. My kids really must have done a number on it!

    The DVD drive won't recognize a DVD, but recognizes CD's without problems.
    I upgraded the driver to the latest NEC2500 driver (was using v1.05 now using v1.0A) and it still won't read a DVD when I insert it into the drive. It spins up the DVD disk when I insert it into the drive, but it comes up with a "disk not found error". However, with CD's, the autostart works without problems.

    Computer is running dog slow!
    The computer was running fine when I left, now it is sooooo slow! It takes forever to boot and to shut down. It is also slow when I launch the internet or try to launch other programs as well. I installed Kaspersky Internet Security as a protection against viruses, malware, spyware, etc. and it found a bunch of stuff, but it is still running soooooooo slow.

    In addition, the Sound no longer works, nor does my USB hub no longer works

    Something happened while I was gone and I don't know what to do.

    Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Does System Restore still work?

    Start > run msconfig > launch System Restore -- and choose a date before you left.

    It might be best to do this from a Safe Mode boot.
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