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June 30, 2004 1:56:25 PM

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Ok, here's a doozy for you! We purchased a brand new Dell
2400 pc. It has 2 NIC's on it, one on-board, the other is
a card. We copied (Ghost) a Dell Dimensions XPS 500 pc
and over-wrote the original image on the new 2400 pc. We
brought the system up, it asked for quite a few drivers
and we installed those succesfully. Nothing is showing in
the device manager as having a problem now. On first
glance, everything seems to be functioning normally. But,
here this, if you right-click on the desktop, hover your
mouse over "New" (for, let's say, a new shortcut), it then
completely bogs down the pc. It sits there with an hour-
glass for about 3-5 minutes, then the screen you're
waiting for pops up! But that's not the end! Get this.
If you hover the mouse over "new" as explained above,
unplug the network cable from the NIC card (either one,
depending on which one we plug it into for testing
purposes), the screen comes up immediately! It only
happens while plugged into the NIC! If you unplug, it
works, if you plug it back in, it bogs down
immediately....but just something small like hovering
over "New"! Anything else you hover over in the menu
works, whether on the network or not! Email, even if
plugged into the network, works like a charm. Other
network applications work just fine, no slowness at all.
Just random things that shouldn't take any time at all,
for whatever reason just bogs down. Another thing like
the "New" item described above is....I go into Windows
Explorer, I expand to Windows/System (or any other folder
with hundreds of files), I attempt to scroll all the way
down the list, and it bogs down, just like above, halfway
through it! You unplug the network cable and it scrolls
instantly! Now, I know what you're thinking....we're
having a problem with our network and it's bogging it
down. But I tend to disagree for the simple fact that
network programs and files work just fine. Why would
network email work fine, yet right-clicking on your
desktop and going to "New" would bog it down? This is
perhaps the oddest problem to ever come across the pike!
Please help, please!!! :-)

JD
June 30, 2004 9:45:19 PM

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JD wrote:

> Ok, here's a doozy for you! We purchased a brand new Dell
> 2400 pc. It has 2 NIC's on it, one on-board, the other is
> a card. We copied (Ghost) a Dell Dimensions XPS 500 pc
> and over-wrote the original image on the new 2400 pc. We
> brought the system up, it asked for quite a few drivers
> and we installed those succesfully. Nothing is showing in
> the device manager as having a problem now. On first
> glance, everything seems to be functioning normally. But,
> here this, if you right-click on the desktop, hover your
> mouse over "New" (for, let's say, a new shortcut), it then
> completely bogs down the pc. It sits there with an hour-
> glass for about 3-5 minutes, then the screen you're
> waiting for pops up! But that's not the end! Get this.
> If you hover the mouse over "new" as explained above,
> unplug the network cable from the NIC card (either one,
> depending on which one we plug it into for testing
> purposes), the screen comes up immediately! It only
> happens while plugged into the NIC! If you unplug, it
> works, if you plug it back in, it bogs down
> immediately....but just something small like hovering
> over "New"! Anything else you hover over in the menu
> works, whether on the network or not! Email, even if
> plugged into the network, works like a charm. Other
> network applications work just fine, no slowness at all.
> Just random things that shouldn't take any time at all,
> for whatever reason just bogs down. Another thing like
> the "New" item described above is....I go into Windows
> Explorer, I expand to Windows/System (or any other folder
> with hundreds of files), I attempt to scroll all the way
> down the list, and it bogs down, just like above, halfway
> through it! You unplug the network cable and it scrolls
> instantly! Now, I know what you're thinking....we're
> having a problem with our network and it's bogging it
> down. But I tend to disagree for the simple fact that
> network programs and files work just fine. Why would
> network email work fine, yet right-clicking on your
> desktop and going to "New" would bog it down? This is
> perhaps the oddest problem to ever come across the pike!
> Please help, please!!! :-)
>
> JD
This is not a Windows problem. There is NO guaranteed success when
ghosting a hard drive. The BEST you can hope for is minor problems.

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Servo
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tservo100 at
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Slow, fiery death to all spammers!!!
Anonymous
June 30, 2004 9:45:20 PM

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Just to get your actions straight in my mind...
You bought a new, fully functional Dell 2400 [budget model]
PC
Then you used a ghost image of an old Dell XPS 500 PC and
copied the image to the hard drive in the Dell 2400. Then
you had to find and install drivers.

What you did was void the warranty when you erased the
operating system/driver files on the new Dell when you
copied the entire old image to the new drive.

You should have only copied data files, copying the whole
thing has created a mess.
If it was my mess, I'd used the media CDs that came with the
Dell 2400, and do a reformat (I'd do two or three
partitions) and reinstall the operating system and all
applications desired. Then I'd copy only the data files,
you don't want the old OS/registry copied to the new
computer.


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"Servo" <tservo100@ameritech.net> wrote in message
news:p _CEc.6650$cb5.5939@newssvr16.news.prodigy.com...
| JD wrote:
|
| > Ok, here's a doozy for you! We purchased a brand new
Dell
| > 2400 pc. It has 2 NIC's on it, one on-board, the other
is
| > a card. We copied (Ghost) a Dell Dimensions XPS 500 pc
| > and over-wrote the original image on the new 2400 pc.
We
| > brought the system up, it asked for quite a few drivers
| > and we installed those succesfully. Nothing is showing
in
| > the device manager as having a problem now. On first
| > glance, everything seems to be functioning normally.
But,
| > here this, if you right-click on the desktop, hover your
| > mouse over "New" (for, let's say, a new shortcut), it
then
| > completely bogs down the pc. It sits there with an
hour-
| > glass for about 3-5 minutes, then the screen you're
| > waiting for pops up! But that's not the end! Get this.
| > If you hover the mouse over "new" as explained above,
| > unplug the network cable from the NIC card (either one,
| > depending on which one we plug it into for testing
| > purposes), the screen comes up immediately! It only
| > happens while plugged into the NIC! If you unplug, it
| > works, if you plug it back in, it bogs down
| > immediately....but just something small like hovering
| > over "New"! Anything else you hover over in the menu
| > works, whether on the network or not! Email, even if
| > plugged into the network, works like a charm. Other
| > network applications work just fine, no slowness at all.
| > Just random things that shouldn't take any time at all,
| > for whatever reason just bogs down. Another thing like
| > the "New" item described above is....I go into Windows
| > Explorer, I expand to Windows/System (or any other
folder
| > with hundreds of files), I attempt to scroll all the way
| > down the list, and it bogs down, just like above,
halfway
| > through it! You unplug the network cable and it scrolls
| > instantly! Now, I know what you're thinking....we're
| > having a problem with our network and it's bogging it
| > down. But I tend to disagree for the simple fact that
| > network programs and files work just fine. Why would
| > network email work fine, yet right-clicking on your
| > desktop and going to "New" would bog it down? This is
| > perhaps the oddest problem to ever come across the pike!
| > Please help, please!!! :-)
| >
| > JD
| This is not a Windows problem. There is NO guaranteed
success when
| ghosting a hard drive. The BEST you can hope for is minor
problems.
|
| --
| Servo
| "Go Dustmites!"
| tservo100 at
| ameritech dot net
| Slow, fiery death to all spammers!!!
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