Computer much slower after reboot and format

By seedyted ยท 4 replies
Dec 16, 2007
  1. Hi all!

    First post n all so ... errm hi!

    Now im not so technically minded when it comes to the inner gubbinz of my PC so I throw myself before you in quest for help.

    Earlier this evening I assume I contracted some sort of virus that meant every time I got to the start of my profile (i.e. click my name, loads desktop) it would sort of hang, and load all the desktop again.... ad infinitum. Nothing I could do, even in safe mode.

    So I decided to start afresh, Im using XP with service pack 2. My PC is a couple or 3 years old.

    Now everything seems to be picking OK except for my processor which is running at about half speed from what I remember before. I cant even scroll down on here without it hanging.

    My processor is an AMD 2200 as I recall. Its actually clocking at around 1,100 Mhz. Is that right? Im sure it was higher before... If not and its not my processor, whats changed?

    Any help much appreciated!

  2. CobaltViper

    CobaltViper TS Rookie

    Did you install your video card drivers?
  3. seedyted

    seedyted TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not as yet. I fugured the first thing to try and fix would be the processing speed.

    Will give that a whirl after all the auto updates have ended
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, seedyted, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, the CPU speed is set in the BIOS, but if you just reinstalled Windows then it shouldn't affect that.

    What model CPU have you got? For example, there's the AMP Athlon, Athlon XP, Sempron, Athlon 64, and a few more. AMD 2200 could be one of about 6 different CPU's ;)
  5. seedyted

    seedyted TS Rookie Topic Starter

    apologies, I was having trauma loading things and scrolling through. Will get that all filled in though.

    Its an AMD Athlon and Im in the UK.

    Graphics drivers have improved things but im still concerned.

    I did go into the BIOS (hit delete on startup) but im sure i didnt save any changes.
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