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Asus A7A-266 booting slowly...

By jcrog
Feb 15, 2008
  1. Hey all,

    I just replaced a faulty mobo with this one by doing a repair install of XP. Now the system boots super slow and is jerky fr the first few minutes in XP. After a bit though it is fine.

    I have flashed to the latest bios. here are some specs:
    ALiMAGiK 1 M1647/M1535D+ Chipset
    1 GB DDR (2 512 sticks)
    ATI 9250 AGP
    WD 160GB HDD
    Cmedia Sound Card
    TrendNET Wireless Card

    How can I get rid of the lag?

    Thanks
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Hard drives and memory modules are the usual causes.
    If you are using the old hard drive from the other install, you must reformat and reinstall the drive from scratch in order to get successful fast boots.... otherwise WXP will detect it as a illegal install.... detecting a change in the equipment.
     
  3. jcrog

    jcrog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    for real?

    I have done this before and had no problems...

    I mean I am sure that would be faster, but it shouldn't be as slow as it is.
     
  4. jcrog

    jcrog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    hey i figured it out!

    I found some drivers for the motherboard online

    according to Boolog XP I went from 302 sec to 84 sec!

    Thanks again
     
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