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I have a brand new desktop with Intel PIII 800, Intel 815eaa MB, p133 128MB Dimm, with 20GB of WDC ATA100 Drive running under MS ME yet it seems slower than my 1-year old Intel PII450, p100 96 MB Dimm with 13 GB DMA33 When I am deleting files (FAT32on both) regardless how many or how big of them. Pls help to improve the Drive Performance.

Thanks, Ed Y. Chang

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by JeffryG In reply to Hard Drive Performance

http://wintune.winmag.com/?ls=wmnavwt
This link will take you to a online system tester for your PC, it will test all functions of your pc. If this doesn't help I would have to suggest going to the Microsoft Windows ME site & search for the Compatability Listings. You would be surprised how many different components are not.
Hope this helps

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by dlenheim In reply to Hard Drive Performance

You can try going to system\properties
performance tab\file system
Change the decrription of you computer from a desktop to a network server, this has helped on some of out systems

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by chris In reply to Hard Drive Performance

try to check settings -> control panel -> system-> device manager -> disk drives -> select the drive -> settings

enable DMA if it's off

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by mickeythecat In reply to Hard Drive Performance

Could be several problems operating here.

1. Right click my computer, properties, performance to made sure you are not operating in DOS compatibility mode. If you are I have a few things you might try.

2. As previously noted you might have some incompatible hardware - even if it says it is compatible.

3. ME uses a program called PC health which you might want to minimize or disable to increase speed.

4. Right click my computer, properties, device drivers and look for any yellow question marks. If there are any you need updated drivers. Likely problem in this case would be IDE/bus controllers.

Hope this helps. Charlie

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by change In reply to Hard Drive Performance

Thank you all for taking your invaluable time to help me out. After I tried all your suggestions, I finally decided to exchange another one and it works. Apparently the previous one was not up to the Manufacturing's standard eventhough it seemed functional.

Thank you all again and wish everyone and your love ones a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Ed Y. Chang

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