My sys is a Gateway 700x, P4, 3.0gh with HT and a SATA 160Gig HD and 1 gig
I have exhausted myself talking to GW tech support and finally gave up.
Gateway does not use or provide a real windowsXP CD, they make their own (as
in 3 cd's with an OS, Drivers and Appl cd). Guess this lets them put in all the
advertising they want.
As an example of differences noted: Before the re-install, i had folders called
Windows and Winnt in the root of C:. After the install, i have a Windows folder
but no Winnt folder that i (or a search) can find. Before, Windows had a
minimal of files and Winnt had many files. Now everything is in Windows (no
Normally, this is a fast system but since re-installing, it seems to operate at
60/70 % of normal.
I'm thinking that after a normal (factory) install, there are somethings that are
done (tweaks??) which does not appear on the CD's. GW, of course, won't
admit to anything of this nature. So i'm stuck.
I'm not a novice on PC's, i know some areas better than others and dont
really feel uncomfortable about making changes or installing new devices
Hoping someone here can shead a light on possible causes.