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WINDOWS XP PRO INSTALLATION


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andrewsexton

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Hi Everyone,

I have just setup Windows XP Pro on my friends computer with a new dvd writer etc. The only problem is the XP Pro loads up really slow. Can I tweak this? I have also upgraded the graphics card (128m DDR) which didnt help. Any ideas people? Please email or reply back andrewjsexton@aol.com.

Thanks

Andrew

Edited by andrewsexton, 15 July 2005 - 12:37 PM.

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darth_ash

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I found cool tool called Bootvis, and its from none other than Microsoft. :tazz:
The tool will analyze ur system and help u to optimize Booting.
Download link
Also make sure u run a antivirus and antispyware just to be sure u are not running any malware.

Edited by darth_ash, 15 July 2005 - 04:03 PM.

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Why Would A Graphics Card Make Your Pc go any faster probably on games have you heard of these

Ad-Aware
SPyware Doctor
AVG Antivirus
Microsoft Antispyware

Look them up in www.google.com and they might come in handy
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andrewsexton

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The graphics card was old and coming out of the AGP slot this fixed the problem but still startup is slow. Any ideas?
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Is this by any chance an older machine? XP is pretty big, with my 1.8ghz Dell it takes full 90 seconds to load, much longer on an HP which runs a full suite of diagnostics before completing. The speed of loading will be pretty much proportional to the CPU speed.
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Is this the same computer or related to this last post of yours??


HARD DRIVE HELP PLEASE
HARD DRIVE ERROR 1 andrewsexton 26 Today, 06:55 PM

Also is this a new installation or are you uodating from Win 98??

refer to my post reply on the missing pin problem. . . .is the same system?

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Hard drive problem is my problem

http://www.geekstogo...&st=0&p=231280

XP PROBLEM is my friends computer problem that i am trying to sort out.

Andrew

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A picture is worth 1000 words!!! Good pic!!

Pin is broke pretty flush - looks like pin 21 ..(I do not have my DWG resources with me to pass much info to you)

The connector on the drive can be replaced - How important is the stored data?

Any good independent electronic repair shops in your area? Get an estimate. . . .(get cost & time estimate) especially TIME

I am not talking to replace pin - The correct repair is whole connector.
These are plated thru holes . . .so proper iron & technique & envioremment is required . . . not hard . . . .but not just anyone can!!

Know anyone that works at an Electronic Mfg shop?

Ask drive MFG what the charge & how long?

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Of course:

You can jury rig a 36 AWG solid wire on the bottom side of PW board & use an adapter cable - but again it is said easier than done . . . .and it is not easy for everyone. . .

You just need to know the exact pin & spot on board to connect to. & proper iron & be "static ESD" awareness . . . .

Good Luck
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