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XP slow after new hard drive install


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I replaced my 40Gb slave drive with an 80gb. Both Maxtors. I used their utility to copy the old partition to the new.

Now XP takes a long time to load, and everything is slow and choppy. Both are using UDMA mode 6.


Other than the new hard drive nothing changed. The drive with XP on it was unchanged.

Any ideas?
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Have you defragmented the hard drive? Are you running two hard drives on one IDE port?
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Have you defragmented the hard drive? Are you running two hard drives on one IDE port?

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No I didn't defragment, but it didn't need it. Yes, it's the slave on the first IDE port. I replaced the old hard drive and everything is back to normal.
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How come you have it as slave? And also, did you change any other hardware configuration?
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I have two dvd drives on the other cable.

No other hardware changes.
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start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
enter

were there any BAD BLOCK errors on the new drive when it was listed. It souns for all the world like a defective drive or bad format/imaging.


Incidentally, ideally, you want your two harddrives on different IDE channels and two cd-rom drives on different ide channels, which makes drive to drive copies more smooth.

This is not always possible, but it is desirable
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