My computer grind to a slow halt

Question

Over the last three months, my computer has been grinding to a slow halt. I thought the main hard drive (13 gig)was too small and was getting clogged, so I moved all none essential files to my secondary (30 gig). I did not help. I went and bought more RAM, now 512! I did not help. I went and bought a new master 30 gig hard drive, did not help. I have been to sites that offer free diagnostics, as well as the harddrive manufacturers, BOTH harddrives are writeing at 1.97 meg a sec? I'm told that is not good. Also, I am told that the cached memory is not good. I also have downloaded virus software and come up clean. Is there a setting in virtual memory, or somewhere, I need to change?

Please help.

Thank you

Scott

Answer

This question was answered on February 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Since you've upgraded the hard drives and memory and still having the same problems, try upgrading the BIOS check with the manufacturer of your BIOS and see what is recommended in the process, also check your CMOS battery chip it may be in need of a change, it can also slow your system down and lose memory There are plenty of free diagnostic tools on the web, but I suggest buying a diagnostic card and check your systems hardware and configuration settings.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2003