Just replaced an old biostar mobo and amd 1700XP to a MSI mobo and AMD 2000XP. Got a DVD drive, CD-RW and an IBM HD in the case. Left the case and PSU unchanged.
Installed WinXP about 3 times today but everytime I have the same problem. When the system boots up I get lag of between 30-60secs before I can launch any app. During this lag-time I can't do anything but move the mouse around.
Someone's suggested it could be a PSU issue in the sense the PSU is inadequate. Just needed a few more opinions before I buy a replacement PSU. My current PSU is a stock Suntek (came with the case). Rated at 300W I think. I've very little knowledge of PSU's but would appreciate if someone can help out. Thx
Sorry, I neglected to mention:
256mb ram chip
128 mb ram chip (both are PC2100)
40gig IBM HD
Teac CD-RW drive
ASUS 64MB GE Force 3 (8200 Deluxe I think)
KT2 Combo mobo
AMD 2000XP CPU (using stock cpu heatsink/fan combo that came with the CPU).
Yes all drivers are installed and there are no conflicts or errors.
I have been toying with some things from the web pages you gave me the links to. It seems my problems may be related to some services as I've found by disabling a lot of them I am not getting the lag problem.
Thanks very much for the URL mate. You may have saved me some money in the process.