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Computer unstable after reformat


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LaVillaStrangiato

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So I've finally decided to reformat my computer since the first time that I bought it, back in 2007 from a friend.

The computer itself did not come with a driver disc or anything so I had to manually gather the drivers and install it after the fresh install Windows XP.

Everything seemed fine until after about a couple of days , the usb ports started acting up, turing on and off randomly, sometimes in 15-20 minute intervals and games taking much much longer than usual to startup ( like PES 2011 ) . I initially thought that it was maybe due to the graphics card driver being out of date but that was not the case as it was. Another problem that I found was that I couldn't click into the game controllers option in the control panel, it would open it up, freeze and give me a rundll error. I have no idea what is going on. The comptuer was fine before the reformat. Games ran very fast ( PES took about 1 sec to load up now it takes about 1 minute to finally get the game running into the main menu ). Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

specs:
Dell Optiplex GX280
Intel Pen 4 2.8 ghz
2GB Ram
nVidia GeForce 8400gs

Edited by LaVillaStrangiato, 13 October 2010 - 05:46 PM.

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deggitt

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hi, did you download the drivers from Dell site?. also they have a set sequence for installing the drivers & if not followed it can cause problems.


http://support.dell....s=gen&~lt=print

Edited by deggitt, 13 October 2010 - 06:00 PM.

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LaVillaStrangiato

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I had no idea that there was an order, could this really fix my problem? How do I have to reformat again and try again with that order in the link you provided me with? Or is there an alternative way? Thanks
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