slowed down after reformat


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geronimowww

I had to reformat drive C after being infected by trojan(s)/virus(es)
After reinstalling windows xp pro, the PC has considerably slowe
down. Booting up takes all of 4 minutes. Using windows explorer t
transfer files takes forever, and according to task manager uses al
of 100% of the CPU. Running two programs simultaneously like window
explorer and Microsoft word for example, is virtually impossible. I
almost slows down to a stop.

The RAM seems to be Ok. CPU has a temp of 50 degrees; mother board 3
degrees Celsius despite having a room temp. 25 degrees only. Fa
running at 2800 rpm

BTW my PC's specs

P4 2.66 GH
AsRock mobo 77
1 GB RAM (512 MB DDR333 x2
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives C&D] and
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives E&F
GeForce 128 MB Video car
420 Watts tower cas
Asus DVD combo driv

Are there any BIOS settings I have to configure? Should I reformat th
enitre physical drive [C&D]

Norton AV 2005, Spybot and AD-Aware says my system is clean

I also just bought another 250 GB IDE HDD and DVD writer. Will I b
needing more power to run all three HDDs and two DVD ROMs

Thanks for any ideas
 
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Stand Up Old

geronimowww said:
I had to reformat drive C after being infected by trojan(s)/virus(es).
After reinstalling windows xp pro, the PC has considerably slowed
down. Booting up takes all of 4 minutes. Using windows explorer to
transfer files takes forever, and according to task manager uses all
of 100% of the CPU. Running two programs simultaneously like windows
explorer and Microsoft word for example, is virtually impossible. It
almost slows down to a stop.

The RAM seems to be Ok. CPU has a temp of 50 degrees; mother board 38
degrees Celsius despite having a room temp. 25 degrees only. Fan
running at 2800 rpm.

BTW my PC's specs:

P4 2.66 GHz
AsRock mobo 775
1 GB RAM (512 MB DDR333 x2)
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives C&D] and
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives E&F]
GeForce 128 MB Video card
420 Watts tower case
Asus DVD combo drive

Are there any BIOS settings I have to configure? Should I reformat the
enitre physical drive [C&D].

Norton AV 2005, Spybot and AD-Aware says my system is clean.

I also just bought another 250 GB IDE HDD and DVD writer. Will I be
needing more power to run all three HDDs and two DVD ROMs?

Thanks for any ideas.

try resetting the BIOS to its default. Look in the manual there is either a
jumper (older MoBo) or switch (modern MoBo) to carry out this op.

It certainly sped my system up with similar symptoms
 
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JAD

geronimowww said:
I had to reformat drive C after being infected by trojan(s)/virus(es).
After reinstalling windows xp pro, the PC has considerably slowed
down. Booting up takes all of 4 minutes. Using windows explorer to
transfer files takes forever, and according to task manager uses all
of 100% of the CPU. Running two programs simultaneously like windows
explorer and Microsoft word for example, is virtually impossible. It
almost slows down to a stop.

The RAM seems to be Ok. CPU has a temp of 50 degrees; mother board 38
degrees Celsius despite having a room temp. 25 degrees only. Fan
running at 2800 rpm.

seems to be hot for that temp your cpu fan seems slow

BTW my PC's specs:

P4 2.66 GHz
AsRock mobo 775
1 GB RAM (512 MB DDR333 x2)
200 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives C&D] and
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Drives E&F]
GeForce 128 MB Video card
420 Watts tower case
Asus DVD combo drive

Are there any BIOS settings I have to configure? Should I reformat the
enitre physical drive [C&D].

Norton AV 2005, Spybot and AD-Aware says my system is clean.




get rid of norton ANYTHING Use AVG or something similar

I also just bought another 250 GB IDE HDD and DVD writer. Will I be
needing more power to run all three HDDs and two DVD ROMs?

HD is on the same channel as the optical? and is it the bootdrive?
 
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geronimowww

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:31 pm Post subject: Re: slowed dow
after reformat
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I had to reformat drive C after being infected b trojan(s)/virus(es)
After reinstalling windows xp pro, the PC has considerably slowe
down. Booting up takes all of 4 minutes. Using windows explorer t
transfer files takes forever, and according to task manager use al
of 100% of the CPU. Running two programs simultaneously lik window
explorer and Microsoft word for example, is virtually impossible I
almost slows down to a stop

The RAM seems to be Ok. CPU has a temp of 50 degrees; mother boar 3
degrees Celsius despite having a room temp. 25 degrees only. Fa
running at 2800 rpm


seems to be hot for that temp your cpu fan seems slo

how do I increase fan speed? one of the fans seems a bit noisier too
There are 5 fans in all aside from the CPU fan
Quote:

I also just bought another 250 GB IDE HDD and DVD writer. Will I b
needing more power to run all three HDDs and two DVD ROMs


HD is on the same channel as the optical? and is it the bootdrive

No, boot drive is the 200 GB SATA. Just bought the IDE drive for extr
storage, and also because my mobo has only 2 SATA sockets
 

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