RE: New Column: PC Setup Cheat Sheet



jaime
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"David Quigley" wrote:

> Mark,
>
> A few, hopefully quick questions. I believe that it is safe to assume you
> have been reinstalling Windows XP Home or Pro, considering where you have
> posted. Is this true?
>
> What hardware do you have?
>
> What is the speed of your CPU? If you don't have something over 500 mhz, it
> may be time for an upgrade, to a 1+ Ghz CPU and a new motherboard.
>
> How much RAM do you have? You might be able to install Windows XP with 64
> mb, but I wouldn't use it with less than 256 mb.
>
> How large is your hard drive? How much free space is there remaining?
>
> How exactly are you "reformatting" the computer? What steps are you taking?
>
> What, if any, software have you installed after reformatting the computer,
> besides Microsoft Windows?
>
> What type of internet connection are you using? (This is not really that
> important, but could affect your ability to download new drivers.)
>
> Have you changed any of the settings on Windows XP, or did you perform a
> default install?
>
> Is the computer in general slow, or are the only problems that you have
> noticed with the computers ability to hibernate and smoothly scroll web pages?
>
> How much time has past between the three times you reformatted the computer?
> Do these problems arise immediately or take time to start taking place?
>
> I hope that you will take the time to answer at least some of these
> questions, because right now I cannot do suggest any ideas with out knowing
> your particular computer setup.
>
> "mark" wrote:
>
> > ive reformatted my pc 3 times each time i end up with same result standby
> > does not become active and the computer is slow when you scroll down internet
> > page its like a wave please help ta
>


RE: New Column: PC Setup Cheat Sheet