New install of XP Pro SP2 hang and slow

hi, i have a problem with keep windwos on too long... it hangs...., if i was active this don;t matter but if i go idle....


any registry tweaks can fix this?

Thanks in advance

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 08/12/05 00:23 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. How much ram do you have and how much swap space have you allocated?

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  2. i got:

    AMD A64 3200+ Venice
    OCZ 2x512mb EL Gold VX dual channel @ 3-3-3-8 @ 2.6 (new system install, no OC ATM but will do mild one like 2.5-3-3-8 @ 2.9V (suggested by OCZ's tech support))
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    485W Enermax noisetake PSU
    Running Win XP Pro 32 bit SP2
    Running open case as that i don't have case yet.

    BTW it go a lot better after i kinda disable lots of unuseful services, but still need tweaking help

    O and ram page file is @ 800-800, DisablePagingExecutive @ 1 (thanks to wusy and couvier for this tip, but still trying out the memory size, some say 300 some say 800, seeing as i have 1 gig and the recommanded one is 1.5G-1.5G, recommandiation was made by windows)
  3. Now it slow to open up any thing.... but once its opened its running at full speed... wassup?

    tiem to reset he ram stuff?
  4. nope... all drivers from cd... 77.72 from nvida causes even more slow down.....

    BTW i did a spyware scan and then 2 thing gets removed, then explorer crashed, i started it again with task manager... all seems fine now?!

    time to break out spybot.... ZA and MS is not enough now....


    stupid of me not to think about this.... a fresh install not even 1 day and 1 spyware caused this??

    wow MS... nice one....
  5. o and should i do the updates? i mean is there any known issues with the updates liek the 77.72 one?

    O i don't know why buy my system keep hangs when i try to install dungeon seige 2 demo, its about 1.2 gb big (i don;t know how did hell did a demo go so big but i guess this could be another MS's way to say that hey look here big demo = big full game... another marketing scheme.....)
  6. Switch your swap file over to system managed and see if that runs better. Make sure you have all your windows updates.

    What other programs are you running in the background? You might have a program with a memory leak, or it could be something with your RAM.

    Have you checked your Event Viewer for any idea of what's going on over night at/around the time of the problem?

    Someone else had a problem similar to this in which case it was Windows trying to update and the computer would shut down.
  7. um i ran a seagate HD checking utility and it gave me this:SeaTools Desktop v3.02.03
    Copyright (c) 2005 Kroll Ontrack Inc.

    8/12/2005 @ 3:19 PM

    The following information has been generated by SeaTools Desktop. Use
    this information to help you recognize and resolve potential data access
    problems.


    System Information:
    BIOS Date 03/10/05
    Conventional Memory size 638 K
    Extended Memory size 58532 K
    IO Channel type PCI


    Drive Information:
    SIZE MODEL
    --------- ---------------------
    160 GB BIOS Drive 0x80


    Serial Number = N/A
    Int13 Num = 80, PHYS CHS = 0x0x0.
    ParmTable CHS, Rsvd = 19457x255x63

    PARTITION CYLINDER SIZE
    ---------- ------------ ----
    # Type Start End MB
    PRIMARY
    1 NTFS 0 1274 10487
    EXTENDED
    2 NTFS 1275 2549 10487
    EXTENDED
    3 NTFS 2550 3825 10496
    EXTENDED
    4 NTFS 3826 10263 52957
    EXTENDED
    5 NTFS 10264 16707 53007
    EXTENDED
    6 NTFS 16708 19455 22604


    Diagnostic Results:

    90-Second Test Result: Passed
    Recommendation:
    The "Quick Test" is adequate for most situations.
    Consider running the "Full Test" which
    verifies each sector on the drive if you need to run a more
    comprehensive diagnostic.

    SMART Status Check Result: Not Tested


    S.M.A.R.T., (S)elf (M)onitoring (A)nalysis and (R)eporting (T)echnology, a built-in hard disk drive failure prediction method reports an 'Alert' if a problem has occurred. It reports 'Passed' if no problems are found and 'Unsupported' if a hard disk drive does not support S.M.A.R.T.
    Full Diagnostic Scan Result: Passed


    File Structure Test Result:

    Partition 1 (NTFS (10.4 GB) Win2k) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - One or more errors were found in metadata file records


    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.

    Partition 2 (NTFS (10.4 GB) ) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - One or more errors were found in metadata file records
    - Other errors were found

    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.

    Partition 3 (NTFS (10.4 GB) ) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - Other errors were found

    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.

    Partition 4 (NTFS (52.9 GB) Games) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - One or more errors were found in metadata file records
    - Other errors were found

    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.

    Partition 5 (NTFS (53 GB) Movies) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - One or more errors were found in metadata file records
    - Other errors were found

    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.

    Partition 6 (NTFS (22.6 GB) WinXP32) Result: Failed with critical Errors

    The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
    - One or more errors were found in metadata file records


    NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
    informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
    the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
    Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
    file system test results.


    ******************************************


    Recommendation:
    All selected physical diagnostics passed.

    If you are not experiencing data loss and SeaTools reports File
    System Structure errors, they may be caused by a lock-up or
    failure to shutdown Windows correctly. Many times, these errors
    may be repaired through normal system maintenance which
    includes using the Windows provided "Defrag" and
    "Scandisk / Chkdsk / Error Checking" utilities.

    If you are experiencing a hardware error, you should isolate
    the cause and replace the failing component. If you are unsure how
    to proceed with repairs, contact a computer professional. After
    completing any maintenance tasks, run SeaTools again to
    verify that all errors have been repaired. If errors continue to
    occur, the system may not be stable. Again, contact a computer
    professional.


    ========================================================

    did i fry my HDD??

    if so.... DAD stike 1 ---> want me to get P4....
    Strike 2----> threaten to rteturn everything if i had not gotten system up and running within 1 day of BSOD....
    Strike 3----> say that its okay to run a HDD on its belly....

    I think i will have a talk with him.... or just trust him less.... and he claim he build hundreds of PCs.... between 1990-2000....

    AMD A64 3200+Venice
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    OCZ 2x512mb EL Gold VX PC3200 ram 3-3-3-8
    evga eGeforce 6800GT 256mb GDDR3 ram
    Enermax 485W PSU
    Bios 3/10
    WIndows XP SP2
    No OC
  8. And you've done the typical on this drive:

    chkdsk
    defrag

    It sounds like data is getting spread too thin across your drive and the data allocation is mixed up. Not sure what options you have available right now.

    I'd start with the chkdsk, defrag, chkdsk again, scan for spyware/malware on your computer, and see how that works out.
  9. May wanna post this at DFI-Street.com

    Does look like you have a RAM issue. Install the latest BIOS yet? Uninstalled the NF4 IDE drivers? Ran the machine at OPTIMISED DEFAULTS? Ran Memtest for at least 2 hours? What CPU seetings are you ruinning right now?

    <i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red>
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