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Why is my computer so slow?

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Jon DeMassey

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Windows XP Home 2002 edition; SP2. AMD Athlon XP2000+
36GB HDD, 1GB RAM. Internet access 1MB cable broadband
NIS2005, Ad-aware, Spybot & SpywareDoctor keep it clean

Installed new 160GB HDD as slave to 36GB master
Set FS for new 160GB HDD as NTFS (too big for FAT32)
Therefore converted old 36GB master drive from FAT32 to NTFS as well
36GB master is now partitioned into 512byte clusters

Now games are fast but file/folder retrieval & opening takes ages as does website opening.
Cannot reload system because reload disks, ok before, now don't recognise the PC.

Is slowness due to:
1) 512byte clusters on master drive being too small?
2) the 2 drives not being configured properly?
3) NTFS being unsuitable for 36GB master drive?

Or is there something else I missed?

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have you done the usual?

clean internet cache/cookies
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have you removed malicious spyware with spybot or adaware or any other spyware remover??

Edited by Absent, 13 January 2006 - 12:42 AM.

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