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Ok I'll skip that one. However, the IDE apparently requires I use a boot disk. As I don't have a floppy disk drive, is there some other way I can do this?

Edited by Matt.F, 16 December 2005 - 01:36 PM.

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Read the instructions found on This Page under the heading: Alternative Flash process (no floppy available)

Then Read This and download This

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Edited by wannabe1, 16 December 2005 - 01:45 PM.

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IDE said it didn't require a Firmware update when I ran it...moving on to video drivers.

I'm gonna have to go to work, but I installed the NCE drivers before we started this. Would you like me to do it again after the Video drivers? I'll let you know how the video driver installation went.

Edited by Matt.F, 16 December 2005 - 02:27 PM.

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Video drivers went fine. Still running slowly, though.
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Should I do the NCE DVD drivers again? :tazz:
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Is your DVD-ROM Drive working properly after installing the new drivers?

Have you emptied your Temporary Internet Folder lately? You might also Delete all the cookies on your machine and empty the prefetch folder, as well.

Then defragment the drive again...whether it says it needs it or not.

Does this bring and improvment in speed?

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Edited by wannabe1, 20 December 2005 - 07:51 AM.

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Computer seems to be running ok right now. I have no idea what caused it to do better, but it is. Thanks for the help, wannabe1!
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Ok I think this is bad. I was poking around my event viewer and I found something. Under System, there are several warnings with "disk" listed as the source. When clicking on Properties, this is what they say:

The driver has detected that device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 has predicted that it will fail. Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.

Could this be causing the slowdowns as well as the error messages I was getting?
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Matt.F...

In a word...Yes. A failing hard drive can sertainly cause all kinds of problems. Back up all your importand files now, while you still can, and plan on replacing the drive in the near future. The last time I got that error, the hard drive failed less than 24 hours later.... :tazz:

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Ew. Well, I've been getting it for several days now. Reading around the internet, some people have had it for over a year and ended up replacing their drive before it ever failed. I'll most likely end up buying a new one before it fails so I don't have to worry about it.

Thanks for the help!

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