Help: A Very Good Computer Runs -Very- Slow.

By Chief787
Dec 8, 2005
  1. I find -everything- running very, very slowly on my computer.

    For instance: Every game I play has massive video lag and lag period. Also, all windows programs just run horribly slow. Whereas my laptop runs just fine on everything. (Such as CounterStrike:Source gets nearly 50 chokish and it's quite irritating.

    My system: Asusp4p800 Deluxe, 2.7 GHZ, 1k+DDR, Radeon 9800 pro, all running on Windows XP Professional.

    Now, I have three HDD's; however, two of them are friend I believe: I had them raided and somehow they were corrupted but I never bothered to change any settings since it boots up from my backup automatically after the started says "No Device" for the HDD bootup screen.

    Please, I would like to get the computer up and running without a format, but if it is not possible let me know what I can do.

    (I have tried scanning for viruses and spyware, to no avail)

    Thank you for your time,

  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669


    If your machine is free of malware, and your event log is clean, and there are no crashed processes in Task Manager, then I'd take a look at your hardware setup. It seems that you already have some sort of idea of whats wrong with your hardware, try moving forward from there.

    Note: I'd make a good backup of any important data before messing with a RAID array.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    see this posting

    and follow-up with an ATTACHMENT of the log.

    We can then see the running programs and analyze your configuration.
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