ok..i just reformated my computer again following ToeJams recommendations. THE computer was perfect! I mean it ran great..Thanks a lot bud! Hope you remember it has been a long time since your very helpful reply!
Well..I had the rig all set up. Everything was installed. Everything was beautiful. NOW out of the clear sky the boot time has increased like 10 times. It will go through BIOS real fast but once it hits winxp boot screen with the line going thing moving across..well..it used to just take about 2 strechest across..now it goes...goes..goes...it will stutter..then keep moving again...
FInally it gets off that screen and heads to desktop..desktop all black..nothing..sit and wait. Eventually it gets to desktop..this is like at least 10 times longer then before.
Fresh install of xp pro
Installed nic..sound..and vid one by one..well of course vid the first one. Put sound in pci 3 and nic in 5.
I Have disabled all unnessary services.
Disabled norton..no good.
unplugged nic and still problem..
Set the ip and subnet mask manually
ALl of these were ideas i saw from other posts around the net.
athlon xp 1.53
512 ddr crucial ram
santa cruz sound
Oh i have not installed anything for like 4 days..changed nothing and I get this.
DO NOT UNDERSTAND!
Anyone have any ideas...please god...before i give up on this and chuck it out the window..I am getting sick of backing up files to format the computer
well i followed up on some of those errors. Can't seem to find whats up.
I had this theory..tell me if it makes sense.
I did the careful install of everything. Well when i go into the device manager and view by type..vid card and nic on same IRQ. Sound card # 5.
WEll..the other day i was playing RTCW. Lots of players. LOts of lagg..Had icq and mirc going..well all of a sudden I started moving real slow. LIke i was in slow mo..anytime i typed a message it would be in caps when the Keyboard said it wasn't. Keyboard was funked.
WEll i reboot. Everything seemed to be fine. COuld it be at that time everything just corrupted some file that I will never know? Format c: is the only way?
I cleared the log out and never got a atapi error again. Still get warning on disk cache..I reinstalled keyboard drivers, mouse, vid, sound.
Nothing seems to work. Is it time to turn in my chips?
I notice a lot of the time my rig seems sluggish now. WIndows taking a bit to open. programs take a few secs longer. LIke being on the internet playing with a 300+ ping!