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Slow PC and dialog box on boot up

By jim_steven ·
I have recently fitted a new video card to a PC which restored the monitor display. However the PC is now slower than it was and on boot up 3 dialog boxes are displayed: 'Install X: File not found: C:\windows\installx.inx'; then 'Install X: There was an error installing the application file (Error 101)'; and finally 'Installation failed'. How can I speed the PC up and get rid of this annoying message? Is the message referring to the old video card which is still listed in Device Manager? How can I remove the old card from Device Manager, would this be a case of changing jumper settings and if so how could this be done without the manual? Memory on the PC is fine.

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by jcwuerfl In reply to Slow PC and dialog box on ...

You will want to uninstall any old software from the old video card, look in the windows startup folder, in the win.ini to see if there is anything after the load= statement, also in the registry under hklm_software_microsoft_windows_currentversion_run, runservices, runonce, and runservicesonce to see if there's extra things loaded... If the old driver for the old video card is installed go into my computer and control panel, system , device manager and remove the old video card, make sure you have the cdrom for the new video card that has the driver or download it from the video drivers manufactors web site to have onhand so you can install the video driver after you reboot.

having the most up to date drivers for video as well as your other preheferals will usually increase startup efficiency.

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