windows takes sooo long to load on my computer....

By Tru_Snoop
Jul 24, 2006
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  1. hey;

    I was fixing my friends computer. he has AMD atholon computer, somebody built it for him. He has installed windows xp on it but it take soooo long to load. The walpaper loads, but everything else loads after like 5 mins. I tried to install new windows on it but when I try to setup new windows on it, it shows error: "There is not hard drive in your computer, so windows can't be installed". What is wrong with it? windows is installed on the hd, then why it can't detect it.

    I think it is a SCSI hd. since it only has thin wire connected to it.


    So what should I do?

    thanks
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 Newcomer, in training Posts: 484

    The part about it running slow could be a lot of different things. The part about how you couldn't find the HDD when trying to install windows is probably because you need to install the Sata drivers for that Mobo in the beginning when first seting up windows. You do it when it ask about Raid driver and tells you to hit F6 I believe to install any drivers you might need to see all of your hardware.
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