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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 6:58:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have upgraded my PC from W2KPro to XPPro plus SP2 upgrade. Prior to
upgrading I ran the XP program that tests for upgrade issues, it found no
problems. (I decided against a clean install becuase of all the games
installed on my D: drive - I didnt want to have to reinstall them all
again).

Main thing I find now is that after the upgrade everything seems so darn
slow !!! By that I mean bootup, desktop icons take ages to show up on
screen, even opening the Control Panel reveals "placeholders" until the
correct icons eventually load (5-10 secs). Is this normal for XPPro?

I have ran Windows update, my (up-to-date) Avast virus scanner, Ad-Aware,
HJT, CWShredder - there a no "nasties" found to slow things down. I have
attempted to ensure their are not loads of 3rd party progs starting up
processes at bootup. But am I expecting too much from my PC?

TIA

GINGA

I guess to answer this you might need more info, but Im not sure whats
relevant. But here is some info:

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys,
Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v1.51.195
Homepage
http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer XXXX
Generator XXXXXX
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2005-02-28
Time 15:51


--------[ Summary -
ARIES ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE
6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name XXXX
User Name XXXXXX

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Abit BD7II(-RAID)
(5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale
i845E
System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (07/22/03)
Communication Port Communications Port
(COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port
(COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO -
Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO
(128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
(R350)
Monitor ImageQuest Q770
[17" CRT] (12108980)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative EMU10K1 SB
Live! Audio Processor

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB
Ultra ATA Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L020J1 (20
GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive Disk drive (38 GB,
IDE)
Optical Drive AOPEN DUW1608/ARR
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-ROM
DVD-500M (16x/40x DVD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 19587 MB (5448 MB
free)
D: (NTFS) 39205 MB (26252 MB
free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key
or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft USB
IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 (IntelliPoint)
Game Controller Microsoft
PC-joystick driver

Network:
Primary IP Address 192.168.1.100
Primary MAC Address 00-XX-XX-XX-XX-5F
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x
Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)

Peripherals:
Printer HP DeskJet 720C
Printer Microsoft Office
Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
ICH4(-M) - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device Microsoft USB
IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
USB Device ZoomCam

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Anonymous
March 1, 2005 12:40:21 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Slow is relative. :-)

However, you can disable some of the new XP eye and ear candy it you want
more of a Win2K feel. Be aware also, that after an upgrade you should defrag
after a few days.

To reduce the eye and ear candy go into system control panel applet,
advanced tab performance settings button and adjust as you see fit. While in
there, you'll also want to put the pagefile under system control.

--
Walter Clayton
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


"Gingangooli" <iaintusingemail@itsafunnlyoldworld.com> wrote in message
news:uvqPX5aHFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have upgraded my PC from W2KPro to XPPro plus SP2 upgrade. Prior to
>upgrading I ran the XP program that tests for upgrade issues, it found no
>problems. (I decided against a clean install becuase of all the games
>installed on my D: drive - I didnt want to have to reinstall them all
>again).
>
> Main thing I find now is that after the upgrade everything seems so darn
> slow !!! By that I mean bootup, desktop icons take ages to show up on
> screen, even opening the Control Panel reveals "placeholders" until the
> correct icons eventually load (5-10 secs). Is this normal for XPPro?
>
> I have ran Windows update, my (up-to-date) Avast virus scanner, Ad-Aware,
> HJT, CWShredder - there a no "nasties" found to slow things down. I have
> attempted to ensure their are not loads of 3rd party progs starting up
> processes at bootup. But am I expecting too much from my PC?
>
> TIA
>
> GINGA
>
> I guess to answer this you might need more info, but Im not sure whats
> relevant. But here is some info:
>
> --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys,
> Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Version EVEREST v1.51.195
> Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
> Report Type Report Wizard
> Computer XXXX
> Generator XXXXXX
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
> Date 2005-02-28
> Time 15:51
>
>
> --------[ Summary -
> ARIES ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Computer:
> Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor
> PC
> Operating System Microsoft Windows
> XP Professional
> OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
> Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE
> 6.0 SP2)
> DirectX 4.09.00.0904
> (DirectX 9.0c)
> Computer Name XXXX
> User Name XXXXXX
>
> Motherboard:
> CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
> 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
> Motherboard Name Abit BD7II(-RAID)
> (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
> Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale
> i845E
> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
> BIOS Type Award (07/22/03)
> Communication Port Communications Port
> (COM1)
> Communication Port Communications Port
> (COM2)
> Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
>
> Display:
> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO -
> Secondary (128 MB)
> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO
> (128 MB)
> 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
> (R350)
> Monitor ImageQuest Q770
> [17" CRT] (12108980)
>
> Multimedia:
> Audio Adapter Creative EMU10K1 SB
> Live! Audio Processor
>
> Storage:
> IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB
> Ultra ATA Controller
> Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
> Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L020J1 (20
> GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
> Disk Drive Disk drive (38 GB,
> IDE)
> Optical Drive AOPEN DUW1608/ARR
> Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-ROM
> DVD-500M (16x/40x DVD-ROM)
> SMART Hard Disks Status OK
>
> Partitions:
> C: (NTFS) 19587 MB (5448 MB
> free)
> D: (NTFS) 39205 MB (26252 MB
> free)
>
> Input:
> Keyboard Standard
> 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
> Mouse Microsoft USB
> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 (IntelliPoint)
> Game Controller Microsoft
> PC-joystick driver
>
> Network:
> Primary IP Address 192.168.1.100
> Primary MAC Address 00-XX-XX-XX-XX-5F
> Network Adapter Realtek
> RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)
>
> Peripherals:
> Printer HP DeskJet 720C
> Printer Microsoft Office
> Document Image Writer
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
> USB Device Microsoft USB
> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
> USB Device ZoomCam
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 2:39:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Have you defragmented the drive?

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"Gingangooli" <iaintusingemail@itsafunnlyoldworld.com> wrote in message
news:uvqPX5aHFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have upgraded my PC from W2KPro to XPPro plus SP2 upgrade. Prior to
>upgrading I ran the XP program that tests for upgrade issues, it found no
>problems. (I decided against a clean install becuase of all the games
>installed on my D: drive - I didnt want to have to reinstall them all
>again).
>
> Main thing I find now is that after the upgrade everything seems so darn
> slow !!! By that I mean bootup, desktop icons take ages to show up on
> screen, even opening the Control Panel reveals "placeholders" until the
> correct icons eventually load (5-10 secs). Is this normal for XPPro?
>
> I have ran Windows update, my (up-to-date) Avast virus scanner, Ad-Aware,
> HJT, CWShredder - there a no "nasties" found to slow things down. I have
> attempted to ensure their are not loads of 3rd party progs starting up
> processes at bootup. But am I expecting too much from my PC?
>
> TIA
>
> GINGA
>
> I guess to answer this you might need more info, but Im not sure whats
> relevant. But here is some info:
>
> --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys,
> Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Version EVEREST v1.51.195
> Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
> Report Type Report Wizard
> Computer XXXX
> Generator XXXXXX
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
> Date 2005-02-28
> Time 15:51
>
>
> --------[ Summary -
> ARIES ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Computer:
> Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor
> PC
> Operating System Microsoft Windows
> XP Professional
> OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
> Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE
> 6.0 SP2)
> DirectX 4.09.00.0904
> (DirectX 9.0c)
> Computer Name XXXX
> User Name XXXXXX
>
> Motherboard:
> CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
> 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
> Motherboard Name Abit BD7II(-RAID)
> (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
> Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale
> i845E
> System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
> BIOS Type Award (07/22/03)
> Communication Port Communications Port
> (COM1)
> Communication Port Communications Port
> (COM2)
> Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
>
> Display:
> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO -
> Secondary (128 MB)
> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO
> (128 MB)
> 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
> (R350)
> Monitor ImageQuest Q770
> [17" CRT] (12108980)
>
> Multimedia:
> Audio Adapter Creative EMU10K1 SB
> Live! Audio Processor
>
> Storage:
> IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB
> Ultra ATA Controller
> Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
> Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L020J1 (20
> GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
> Disk Drive Disk drive (38 GB,
> IDE)
> Optical Drive AOPEN DUW1608/ARR
> Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-ROM
> DVD-500M (16x/40x DVD-ROM)
> SMART Hard Disks Status OK
>
> Partitions:
> C: (NTFS) 19587 MB (5448 MB
> free)
> D: (NTFS) 39205 MB (26252 MB
> free)
>
> Input:
> Keyboard Standard
> 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
> Mouse Microsoft USB
> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 (IntelliPoint)
> Game Controller Microsoft
> PC-joystick driver
>
> Network:
> Primary IP Address 192.168.1.100
> Primary MAC Address 00-XX-XX-XX-XX-5F
> Network Adapter Realtek
> RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)
>
> Peripherals:
> Printer HP DeskJet 720C
> Printer Microsoft Office
> Document Image Writer
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
> USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
> ICH4(-M) - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
> USB Device Microsoft USB
> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
> USB Device ZoomCam
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 6:53:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks for the replies folks. Got a lot to go on with, especially with
Shenan's suggestions..

Just to comment........

Speed is relative....agreed... maybe I have been used to W2K for too long.

Eye and ear candy ..... yep...fair point.... worth playing about with.

Page file size..... at the moment I have a static page file size on by C:
drive only equal to 1.5x my memory. No page file set up on my D: drive.

Defrag both drives weekly. C: drive is 3/4 full.

regards

ginga

"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote in message
news:epgNmliHFHA.3072@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Have you defragmented the drive?
>
> --
> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
> "Gingangooli" <iaintusingemail@itsafunnlyoldworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uvqPX5aHFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have upgraded my PC from W2KPro to XPPro plus SP2 upgrade. Prior to
>>upgrading I ran the XP program that tests for upgrade issues, it found no
>>problems. (I decided against a clean install becuase of all the games
>>installed on my D: drive - I didnt want to have to reinstall them all
>>again).
>>
>> Main thing I find now is that after the upgrade everything seems so darn
>> slow !!! By that I mean bootup, desktop icons take ages to show up on
>> screen, even opening the Control Panel reveals "placeholders" until the
>> correct icons eventually load (5-10 secs). Is this normal for XPPro?
>>
>> I have ran Windows update, my (up-to-date) Avast virus scanner, Ad-Aware,
>> HJT, CWShredder - there a no "nasties" found to slow things down. I have
>> attempted to ensure their are not loads of 3rd party progs starting up
>> processes at bootup. But am I expecting too much from my PC?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> GINGA
>>
>> I guess to answer this you might need more info, but Im not sure whats
>> relevant. But here is some info:
>>
>> --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys,
>> Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Version EVEREST v1.51.195
>> Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
>> Report Type Report Wizard
>> Computer XXXX
>> Generator XXXXXX
>> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
>> Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
>> Date 2005-02-28
>> Time 15:51
>>
>>
>> --------[ Summary -
>> ARIES ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Computer:
>> Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor
>> PC
>> Operating System Microsoft Windows
>> XP Professional
>> OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
>> Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE
>> 6.0 SP2)
>> DirectX 4.09.00.0904
>> (DirectX 9.0c)
>> Computer Name XXXX
>> User Name XXXXXX
>>
>> Motherboard:
>> CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A,
>> 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
>> Motherboard Name Abit BD7II(-RAID)
>> (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
>> Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale
>> i845E
>> System Memory 768 MB (DDR
>> SDRAM)
>> BIOS Type Award (07/22/03)
>> Communication Port Communications
>> Port (COM1)
>> Communication Port Communications
>> Port (COM2)
>> Communication Port Printer Port
>> (LPT1)
>>
>> Display:
>> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO -
>> Secondary (128 MB)
>> Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO
>> (128 MB)
>> 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800
>> Pro (R350)
>> Monitor ImageQuest Q770
>> [17" CRT] (12108980)
>>
>> Multimedia:
>> Audio Adapter Creative EMU10K1
>> SB Live! Audio Processor
>>
>> Storage:
>> IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB
>> Ultra ATA Controller
>> Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
>> Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L020J1
>> (20 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
>> Disk Drive Disk drive (38
>> GB, IDE)
>> Optical Drive AOPEN DUW1608/ARR
>> Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-ROM
>> DVD-500M (16x/40x DVD-ROM)
>> SMART Hard Disks Status OK
>>
>> Partitions:
>> C: (NTFS) 19587 MB (5448 MB
>> free)
>> D: (NTFS) 39205 MB (26252 MB
>> free)
>>
>> Input:
>> Keyboard Standard
>> 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
>> Mouse Microsoft USB
>> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 (IntelliPoint)
>> Game Controller Microsoft
>> PC-joystick driver
>>
>> Network:
>> Primary IP Address 192.168.1.100
>> Primary MAC Address 00-XX-XX-XX-XX-5F
>> Network Adapter Realtek
>> RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)
>>
>> Peripherals:
>> Printer HP DeskJet 720C
>> Printer Microsoft Office
>> Document Image Writer
>> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
>> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
>> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
>> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
>> USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
>> ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
>> USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB(M)
>> ICH4(-M) - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
>> USB Device Microsoft USB
>> IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
>> USB Device ZoomCam
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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