Nforce 2 ultra 400 problem

By an3mia ยท 10 replies
Sep 28, 2003
  1. specs: AMD athlon 2500xp, Geforce 4 4200 ti 128mb, 512 mb DDR corsair w/ platinum heatsink, Maxtor 54098H8 40GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive, and a nforce 2 ultra 400 mobo. My windows XP is extremely slow on startup and I have only essential programs on startup. Opening folders, playing music, or anything is extremely slow, but once it loads once everything is ok.. I have no idea what is wrong. I've read in places that the IDE channel conflicts or something. I tried uninstalling nad reinstalling it and nothing happened =/ Any1 know what could be wrong?
  2. stilup

    stilup TS Rookie Posts: 21

    clean up

    have you tried to run Norton System works,
    that program should be included in windows because of the multiple errors even on a new install of the operating system.
    If you have it then give your system a good clean out and make sure you have no other programs running at startup.
    Have you tried Adaware to extingwish rodents hiding in the backround of your system.
    Since it runs after awhile I would have to say that something is running.
  3. an3mia

    an3mia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am reformatting it.. It's only on 26% and its been formatting for 15 hours... =/
  4. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    26%? 15hours? ur not serious? there has got to be something wrong there - my 40gb drive only takes 30mins or so

  5. stilup

    stilup TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Hard Drive spent

    Sounds like the hard drive needs a replacement.
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

  7. an3mia

    an3mia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    one problem... Powermax the tool used for Maxtor (which I have) doesn't work with nvidia motherboards yet =/
  8. stilup

    stilup TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Maxtor floppy

    go to Maxtor online and download the dianostic program, I'm sure it will work with a Nvidia board as I have been using Maxtor in my other systems with Nvidia boards and have used it when new to check the setup.
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I wonder why SATA is supported but Ultra ATA is not
  10. stilup

    stilup TS Rookie Posts: 21


    Wierd, It's not like the Nvidia chipsets just came out.
    Where has Maxtor been?
    Try hard drive in another board,
    Better yet, with prices right go for a couple Western Digital SATA Raptors 10,000 RPM and fast...
    For the price of two it is comparable to a Maxtor 120GB HD but blows the Maxtors away.
    Defraging is quick with these hard drives, Install windows in 30 mins.
    Give Maxtor a message: You snooze you lose
  11. an3mia

    an3mia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried a different HD and it still worked like ****. I think I just got a bad mobo from shuttle or something =/
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