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Laptop so slow! (Not ram though)

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October 31, 2007 6:09:53 PM

I've recently come across a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10... its not great (2.5ghz celeron) but it should be a LOT faster.

Originally, the HDD (30gb) was currupted to the point that a fresh copy on windows wont install (when searching for previous versions of windows)... I then replaced it with the exact same drive (30gb toshiba drive) this works as it came from another working laptop.

I then installed WinXP pro onto the new disc, it took 10 hours! (256mb ram)... a lot of the time was taken through the "copying installation files" phase.

When i woke up in the morning, it had finished finally. I stuck 1gb of ram in assuming it needed more, but MSHearts even lags with a gig of ram (it is registering with the OS too). Mobo and video drivers have been installed.... so im a bit puzzled as to why its so slow... its slower than some 486 systems with 3.11 on them, and celerons arent that bad!

any insight would be helpful

thanks

sean

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November 1, 2007 3:15:55 AM

Drivers? Defragment? Corrupt XP Pro installation? (10 hours seems a little..Erm...Bad.) Run a memtest on it. Get back to me!
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