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By surrealx ·
I have a computer that has suddenly slowed down considerably. It will take around 10 minutes to start up fully, and around 2-3 minutes to open any programs. Also when you type it takes a few seconds before the text appears on the screen. So this hasmade the computer practically unusable. I have installed a new hard drive and tried to install a fresh operating system, however as soon as it gets to the non-dos section of the installation it slows right down and took several hours to complete. This definitely seems like a hardware issue, any ideas on what it could be?

Specs are PIII866mhz; 128MBRam 20GBHDD, Original OS Win98

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by kernow_boy In reply to Slow Computer

The big question is what did you do to the PC before it slowed down considerably or has it always been this slow.

Next time you boot up check your system resources/system information via start menu\programs\accessories\system tools and check how much memory you have left. It could be you do not have enough memory.

If you boot with lots of utils programs already running try reloading with out those programs. (ie if you have anti virus software running in the background)

Also it might beworth hitting F8 while booting, and choosing the option to confirm each driver as it loads. If you find one that takes longer make a note of it and try getting an updated driver.

Good luck

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Slow Computer

I see your specs is not slow, it is powerful as of now when you are using Win98..

Is the L2 and L1 Cache Enable in the BIOS try to check it out may be it is Disable..

SYRUPHIN?

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by Gigelul In reply to Slow Computer

Enter in BIOS and load de default settings if you change something.

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