PC Question but NOT about UBCD!

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PC Question but NOT about UBCD!

#1 Post by KingD » Fri May 27, 2005 6:37 am

I have a question, it doesn't concern UBCD but I was hoping to get some further insite! My computer recently got nailed by a virus (Trogan), and I had to completely reformat the hard drive and start from scratch! Now here is the problem that I am having!

Dell Diminsion 2.0ghz
XP Proffessional (Before the crash I had XP Home)
768 megs Rambus DDR Ram 800mhz
GeForce 4 64meg DDR vid card
40 gig Seagate HD & 250 gig Western Digital HD
CDRW Drive 48X (can't remember the brand)
Plextor DVDR Drive 12x (its a 712 something model?)

Ok the OS is on the 40 gig drive always has been, the 250 I installed when I installed the DVDR. Before the crash whenever I used my CDR or DVDR drive to burn something it only took about 30 minutes on average, depending on what I was doing! But NOW after the format and reinstall, it takes an averge of an Hour to an Hour and a half to burn anything that will fill the disk! I don't understand this HUGE drop in performance!!!!!! Any Ideals???? Please help if you can or ask if you need more info. And thank you all!


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PC Question but NOT about UBCD!

#2 Post by bldrdash » Fri May 27, 2005 7:17 am

I'm not too knowledgeable on the subject, but I'd focus my
attention to the device manager. Are there any unknown devices?
If you have not already done so, make sure you are installing
a driver for your chipset. Dell is quite good about keeping
updated drivers for their older systems. If you're not sure,
provide the model number and I'll take a look at Dell's website.

The other area to pay attention to is also in Device Manager,
under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers". Look to see if DMA is enabled
(not exactly sure where it is, in fact, I don't have the option
on my system because the chipset driver automatically enables DMA).

For testing purposes, I'd disconnect my computer from the Internet,
disable software firewall and anti-virus and see if that was impacting
the performance. I'd also make sure I had the latest software (Nero
in my case) and the latest firmware for my CD/DVD drive.

-- Charles