Lately I have been getting periodic declivity in performance every two or three seconds. The machine seems to halt for a moment after every few moments and then resumes. I cant listen to music, play games, watch videos or do anything for that matter without having to experience periodic jerks (Cant seem to write CDs successfully at all) . Its also considerably jerky and slow in booting up. This always becomes apparent in old installations and arises all of a sudden, like it was all OK yesterday but its all wrong today.
This problem always goes away when I do a fresh install. but I am sick of it this time. I have tried everything i could think of to avoid reinstall: removing startup things, uninstalling extra software, stopping all services I can, cleaning registry, system restore, repairing installation and defragmenting drive (may be not very thoroughly and not necessarily in that order). Its almost as if winXP has made up its mind to funk with my system no matter what.
Has anybody experienced such problems? What do you suggest I do to get out of this?
PS: My Configuration -
Proc - AMD Athlon 64 3000+
MoBo - MSI K8TNeo
VGA - XFX NVidia 6600GT (128 MB 128 bit)
RAM - Kingston DDR400 2 X 512 MB.
HDD - Seagate Baracuda 120 GB
DVD - Sony DVD +-RW and Sony DVD ROM
PSU - AOpen 450W