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Windows7 clean installed but really slow bootup and shutdown!

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December 31, 2012 10:46:17 PM

Okay this is giving me a big headache...First i will start with my computer specs then i'll tell you the problem if someone can help asap will really be appreciate it i know it has been asked many times but i have googled and googled spending hours in to this but no help yet.

SO specs are:( im getting all this info right off the system info)

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00 GHZ 2.00GHz
Installed memory(RAM): 3.00GB
Sytem type: 64-bit operating system
Hard drive - 80GB

Motherboard: Desktop board media series intel DG33TL

I just clean installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit i have tried 32 bit as well but i have had no difference in booting up i did not install anything yet as the boot up is very slow i have tried different hard-drive as well i have 2 80 GB hard drives one is maxtor and one is WD both are IDE...i disconnected everything extra that i had on my comp like Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 video CARD using on board video card i had a wireless card installed took that ooff as well took off the extra fans i had. Previously i had windows xp installed and it working very smooth so i have no clue what can it be as there is no virus before i installed it i had cleaned it up and installed it clean.

If there is anyone who can be a help i would really appreciate it im wondering should i put windows to update and update bios as well? im not sure if it gets updated also when you install windows? im not very computer geek know a little bit. Let me know if any other info i can provide please.

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December 31, 2012 10:48:00 PM

Your hardrives are slow, and you're using a large amount of them to store your OS. Obviously it will be really slow.
December 31, 2012 10:51:02 PM

Thanks for the quick reply so you do suggest for me to get new hard-drive? As i did read in other posts that it can be hard-drive so i was searching for one do you suggest this will be good enough? WD Blue (WD10EZEX) 1TB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)
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December 31, 2012 11:00:49 PM

Yup, it will improve since your old one is IDE ones...

edit: just for comparison (roughly) IDE had bandwith of 100MB/s (some are 133 MB/s), SATA 150 MB/s, SATA2 300 MB/s..

Don't mind about SATA3, they only a marketing for mechanical HDD and only can be utilized by SSD (for now)...
it had bandwith of 600 MB/s
December 31, 2012 11:07:00 PM

ill give this a try as well.Hope this does improves the problem
January 5, 2013 3:05:55 AM

Okay this has been solved thanks alot for all your help new problem has accure though my geforce gtx 460 video card wont work though
January 5, 2013 3:08:04 AM

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