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June 22, 2009 8:32:20 AM

Hello everybody!

I'm having an issue with one of my homebuilt systems. This computer has the following configuration:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: Kingston DDR2 2x1GB PC6400
Graphic Card: BFG 9600GT
Motherboard: Asrock P43Twins1600
OS: Windows XP Professional SP 3

What my problem is, is that this computer is EXTREMELY slow. It takes up to 3 minutes to boot up the system and use it properly. I have no idea why this happens. I've updated the bios to the latest one (2.0) and still no difference.

I really look for an answer to my problem because it's been going like this for 5 months.

Thank you for your help!

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June 22, 2009 8:36:10 AM

I forgot to mention:

OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
June 22, 2009 2:18:49 PM

have you tried running any tests on your ram and hard drive to see if there working fine?
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June 22, 2009 2:35:54 PM

What hard drive are you running at that is often the limiting factor in boot times
June 22, 2009 2:48:57 PM

Have you installed the motherboard drivers from the disk that came with your board?
June 23, 2009 11:59:17 AM

I have found the problem. I guess the problem was the partition on which the Windows was installed on. I reinstalled on another partition and it seems that everything runs smoothly. Thank you all anyway!