- From: Bruce <parcxman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:58:28 -0500
Jay B <jayB@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:hZuJg.75$pU7.51@xxxxxxxxxxxx:
i'm not sure what you're using to look at the partitions, but the other
2 are hidden. you will only see a "C"
if you use disk management, then you can see the other 2.
if it's really not there, then you did something else to remove them.
the install from the cd does not do that.
It turns out that my vintage did not ship with the DSR. I didn't use
disk management, but used the cd instead.
i do remember the other thread. i responded saying the file that was
repeating in the startup was AOL.
Oh, yes. Hi, Jay. Turns out uninstalling all AOL software made no
difference. The boot log remained the same, as did boot time.
the slowness also looks like a rootkit. (hidden undetectable nasties)
the thread turned to registry cleaners -- those will not help you
Re: registry cleaners...agreed.
And, this is my last post on this thread; I've already hijacked it, and I
hate to do that.
actually now i'm a little confused.
you said in your previous post this thread that you "repartitionsed and
and you still have the slowness problem??
did you do a FULL format or a quick format?
you must do a full format.
if you did and that is still slow, then guess what, your hard drive is
going bad, and needs to be replaced.
it wouldnt surprise me because its gotta be 3 years old.
then you said: "It then ran like new, again."
so is the problem solved?
what are you really saying?
There have only been two installs of the OS on the machine. The factory
install of March 2004, and my reinstall of around June 2005, when it came
back from college with my daughter. After my reinstall, it ran very
nice, back to factory condition, even after all the updates and
applications, and reloading all data files. She took it back to school.
Beginning in early to mid 2006, it got sluggish on boot up. That's when
I began posting on usenet, and the dell forums. So far, no suggestions
have worked. Problem persists. But once it boots up, it 'flys'. This
is a tough one, which I may never resolve other than by reinstalling the
OS again. This may be the best thing to do, anyway.
I wonder if an MS Update has scuttled the thing. I don't have a restore
point far back enough to try, though.
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