08-06-2010 03:26 PM - last edited on 08-06-2010 04:26 PM by MrMatthew
Hi just installed Windows XP Pro on a old Dell Dimension 3000 with 1 gig RAM. This machine was running W2000 pro with no problems.
But after installing W XP pro and all the updates the Maxtor 5T040H4 hard drive is running very slow.
IE takes 45 seconds, Windows Explorer close to 30 seconds and even solitair takes a full 15 seconds to load.
Did a disk clean, ccleaner, registry cleaner, defrag. None made a difference. Also installed all the original drivers for the D3000 from Dell after the windows updates.
Would appreciate it if someone has some advice on what to do.
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08-06-2010 09:20 PM
08-06-2010 10:58 PM
Thanks for your reply.
I did run hddscan. No issues found. Neither did chkdsk.
Both primary and secondary IDE's are showing Ultra DMA.
I should have mentioned that this disk slow down seem to have started after I installed service pack 2 for XP. Now I found quite a bit of discussion about it on the internet but none seem to have a a solution other then talking about updating drivers.
So I have re-installed all the Dell drivers/settings. Even IDE and BIOS. But I am not sure if there is an additional setting, driver or firmware for the Maxtor hard drive itself.