Complete XP slowdown..... Help please!!!!


Mr. Ass

Alright i just bought a 200 gig Western Digital drive and it came with an ultra ata controller so i slaved my 40 gig and installed windows xp fresh on my 200 gig... Since installation I am getting the slowest XP performance i have gotten in the last 2 years. System sounds pop and skip and the mouse pointer lags. My buddy said booting off an ultra ata controller could cause performance issues because the pci bus is much slower then the ide bus but this is outrageous! I just installed windows on it last night and it hangs at the spash screen for a good 2 minutes and the screen goes black for another minute before showing the login screen... Help me please!!!!


OSNN Senior Addict
I had a similar problem. Maybe not related, but here goes.

I had my hard drive set to master and the only one on the ide cable. My computer was always slow starting. I changed it to CS and wow what a difference.

Mr. Ass

They are set to cable select by default :( Could having a 40 gig slave on the same ultra ata channel slow things?


Easy way to check that is unplug the 40, set the 200 to master and try it. Maybe also try the cs setting.

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