Reload XP to Speed Up Laptop?



Dan
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But my
system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?

Jerry
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
"Windows XP Speed Solutions" ISBN 0-7645-7814-6 can be bought at your local
book store.

"Dan" <dan@nospam..com> wrote in message
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>I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But my
>system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
>processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Dan wrote:
> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But
> my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
> processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?

Let me break out the ole Magic 8 Ball!

It says . . . . Drum Roll, Please . . . . "Snort me!"

Oops wrong kind of 8-ball.

OK, got the right one now!

Oh oh! The Magic 8 Ball says you are sh*t-out-of-luck!

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HeyBub
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Dan wrote:
> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But
> my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
> processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?

But have you checked for malware using at least ten different tools?

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Dan wrote:

> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But my
> system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
> processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?

http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

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Dan
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
On 5/24/2005 1:43 PM, Rock wrote:
> Dan wrote:
>
>> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But
>> my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
>> processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?
>
>
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
>

I don't have spyware etc plus as I stated my CPU usage is fine. It just
seems that programs take a lot longer to load. Reload won't help like
it did in Win9X?

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Dan wrote:

> On 5/24/2005 1:43 PM, Rock wrote:
>
>> Dan wrote:
>>
>>> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently. But
>>> my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU hog
>>> processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
>>
>
> I don't have spyware etc plus as I stated my CPU usage is fine. It just
> seems that programs take a lot longer to load. Reload won't help like
> it did in Win9X?

Go into device manager, expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section and
double click on the Primary and Secondary Channels. Check the current
transfer mode. Is it DMA or PIO?

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Dave
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
On 5/24/2005 3:53 PM, Rock wrote:
> Dan wrote:
>
>> On 5/24/2005 1:43 PM, Rock wrote:
>>
>>> Dan wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently.
>>>> But my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no CPU
>>>> hog processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
>>>
>>
>> I don't have spyware etc plus as I stated my CPU usage is fine. It
>> just seems that programs take a lot longer to load. Reload won't help
>> like it did in Win9X?
>
>
> Go into device manager, expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section and
> double click on the Primary and Secondary Channels. Check the current
> transfer mode. Is it DMA or PIO?
>

DMA If Available for both channels. I am running a Dell Inspiron 2650
laptop with 256 MB RAM.

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Dave wrote:

> On 5/24/2005 3:53 PM, Rock wrote:
>
>> Dan wrote:
>>
>>> On 5/24/2005 1:43 PM, Rock wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dan wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I have kept up with XP Home updates and defragged disk recently.
>>>>> But my system seems a lot slower than it used to be and I see no
>>>>> CPU hog processes. Will formatting and reloading XP help?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
>>>>
>>>
>>> I don't have spyware etc plus as I stated my CPU usage is fine. It
>>> just seems that programs take a lot longer to load. Reload won't
>>> help like it did in Win9X?
>>
>>
>>
>> Go into device manager, expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section
>> and double click on the Primary and Secondary Channels. Check the
>> current transfer mode. Is it DMA or PIO?
>>
>
> DMA If Available for both channels. I am running a Dell Inspiron 2650
> laptop with 256 MB RAM.

But what is the current transfer mode - DMA? If so then look elsewhere.
If PIO that could be the problem.



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Reload XP to Speed Up Laptop?