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Won't show anything really. Did it ask for the XP cd while running the SFC?
Is the system working right now?
What issue are you having still?
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I am running windows XP, It did not ask for the disk, it just brought up a box, and ran its test, then the box went away, the system is working, just really really slow and lags so bad, sometimes freezes up
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Lets take a look at the hard drive and see what you have.

Go to

1: Start
2: My Computer
3: Right Click on "C" drive
4: Click on Properties
5: In this field it will tell you total drive space and also free space

Please include results in your next reply
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here it is

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OK on your picture you see at the bottom of the window where it says allow indexing?
Unclick that box as it will slow everything down on your system.
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I left this alone, what should I do with it?

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Try ignore and see what happens.
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ok, undid the indexing
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Did it help speed things up now?
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I think it helped, but computer still lags really bad, is there a good registry cleaner? Maybe things just need a good cleaning now
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A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation
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ok I need you to do the following and let me know what it says



Let's make sure all drives are using DMA mode

Click the Start and then Right click My Computer
Select Manage and In the Computer Management window, select Device Manager
In the right pane, click to expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
The click on the + sign next to your Hard drive controllers on both the Primary Controller and Secondary Controller
Right click on the drive and select Properties
Click the Advanced Settings tab
In the Transfer Mode box open the drop down menu and select DMA if available
Redo the steps to check each of the Controllers
Click OK and exit all windows
Reboot to make sure all settings take affect. Reply back with your results
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DMA if available was already on both, but i went ahead and checked and rebooted anyway
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OK good that means the controller is set correctly.
Try the previous steps and let me know.
We could turn of indexing also and that may help but I am going to wait to to check what is going on with msconfig startups.
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