Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:03 PM
Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:03 AM
There are a number of things that can cause slowness in a machine's operation...including malware. Let's look at a couple of possible causes in the hardware first, though.
Right click on My Computer and choose "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. Expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
Right click on the Primary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.
Right click on the Secondary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:56 PM
Reboot and Windows will reinstall the channel and any devices assigned to it...you will then be asked to restart your machine...do so.
Does your machine boot and run faster after the second reboot?
Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:11 PM
Since I'm not exactly tech savy, what was the issue? I'm one of those that just can't help knowing. Even though it's running pretty well now, I guess I should check for malware also shouldn't I?
Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:56 PM
Should the channel go back to PIO mode on it's own, it may be a good indicator that you have a device on that channel that is going bad...probably the HDD. It would be a good time to get in the habit of keeping good backups. This does not mean the HDD is bad...the channels will set themselves to PIO mode for a number of reasons, but a weak HDD can certainly do it. Just something to keep in mind...
It's never a bad idea to check for malware and make sure your machine is secure.
Glad that fixed you up!
Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:14 PM
, do i first uninstall the primary IDE and then reboot
or do i uninstall them both of them and then reboot?
Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:30 PM
but i cant say for shore yet.
thank you so far and
i l post my results
Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:42 PM
i can not run two programs normally at the same time (audition- guitar rig )
i could do that before with no problems at all
if you have any other suggestions i would
appreciate it a lot!!!
Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:59 PM
from the start button
Start/Run/ dfrg.msc /click ok
heres something else you could do to tune up your system a bit
try doing a chkdsk /r
Start/run/ chkdsk /r /click ok
notice the space between the k and the /
At the command prompt type the letter y press enter
chkdsk cannot run at this time...another volume is using it
restart your computer.... takes about 2 hours to run
Do Not Disturb This
Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:21 PM
Please download HDTune 2.55 from here and install it; then follow the steps below:
- Launch HDTune from your Start Menu
- Make sure your hard drive is selected in the upper left hand corner, it should be selected by default.
- Click on the "Health" tab when the program opens
- Click the blue note-like button that says "Copy information to clipboard"
- Paste the information that it copied into this thread.
Edited by ClickRight, 14 July 2008 - 01:22 PM.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:49 PM
Some additional cleanup may be needed and, perhaps, some additional RAM, but we won't know that until MahatmaGandi replies with the information.
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