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    Changed MB for one the same, and now the whole system is really, really slow.

    Just changed the motherboard in my brothers computer for him after it died. I had an old one still from a few updgrades back same model a Asus 333.

    After putting the new board in I was hoping to get away with reinstalling windows again as the MB was the same as the last one, but upon booting up, it's silly slow. It gets to the windows xp screen, the one with the loading bar and it just sits there for like 15 to 20 minutes before it will load windows, and then when windows has loaded it so slow it's pointless trying to use it.

    I've tried installing windows, but it just takes forever to do anything, over 3 hours into it at the moment and not even half way there, so I don't think that's goning to do the job. I've made sure all the drives are fine and even tried another HDD with the same problem.

    Anyone have any ideas please?

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    Goto bios and check all of the setting are the same. theres a few thing windows wont like for example changing ACPI suspend mode between S1 and S3.Most of them would be on advanced chipset features and power management pages iirc.

    If its the hdd thats making it slow, make sure transfer mode is DMA and not PIO1/2/3/4 (which will be stupidly slow).

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    is your board at the right FSB or detecting the processor at the right speed? try installing new drivers over the top of the old ones to see if it will fix the problems.

    i'll think of some more solutions for you later.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Yea, its detecting the CPU speed fine and the FSB is right. It's not the HDD making it slow, I've tried 2 HDD's, same result. Also I can't install anything anymore as I have formatted the drive when I tried to install windows.

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    you might have another faulty board. Could the board be shorting with the case?

    i am starting to run very short on what it could be. the only other thing is try resetting the CMOS. other than that i cannot help sorry.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealuniverse
    you might have another faulty board. Could the board be shorting with the case?

    i am starting to run very short on what it could be. the only other thing is try resetting the CMOS. other than that i cannot help sorry.

    Will give it a try

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    so HAVE you tried a fresh install of XP? it confused as to whether you have or haven't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    so HAVE you tried a fresh install of XP? it confused as to whether you have or haven't?
    Trying at the moment, it is installing windows, but it's doing it very, very slowly. Which is making me think it's not the HDD. Think I might just stop it and try the CMOS reset.

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    that would be have if you read the posts fully

    EDIT. Sorry too slow, reminds me of the computer
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    its not got a jumper in the wrong place has it?

    Or have you plugged the hdd into a different plug on the ribbon connector?

    OH..hang on.....

    BENT PIN WARNING......

    check the pins on the ribbon connetor...see if one is bent anywhere. I did this a year ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    BENT PIN WARNING......

    check the pins on the ribbon connetor
    how would you bend a pin unless you're a bit silly and rush installation. second point there are no pins on the ribbon connector.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    unreal...mate.....

    I admit there are no pins on the ribbon...they're on the hdd, but same rules.

    bending a pin is easy as......sometimes they are hard to get off the hdd, and when they go back on, you put them on squiffy.

    I'm very sorry if I offended you....I shall go away and leave you to help Trashman. You are clearly in total control and I shall go now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    I'm very sorry if I offended you....I shall go away and leave you to help Trashman. You are clearly in total control and I shall go now.
    no you haven't its just that i take everything literally. i'm sorry if anyone thinks theyve offended me but i'm a small perfectionist.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    unreal...mate.....

    I admit there are no pins on the ribbon...they're on the hdd, but same rules.

    bending a pin is easy as......sometimes they are hard to get off the hdd, and when they go back on, you put them on squiffy.

    I'm very sorry if I offended you....I shall go away and leave you to help Trashman. You are clearly in total control and I shall go now.

    Will check the pins next thanks for the tip.

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    If the pins are bent then the HDD is very unlikey to be detected properly.

    If something was shorted to the case, you would either have a dead component (possibly whole mobo) or the psu would shut off from its OCP.

    The only thingit could be is a bios setting - which is very likely as theres a lot of them. A mobo will appear compleatly different to windows if one of a few settings are not set exactly the same as the first board.

    On the windows XP cd there is a tool to remove mobo drivers therfore allowing you to install a compleatly different mobo on the same install. If you could boot up in safemode or whatever I would suggest you run it then reinstall all drivers.

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    Ok, stopped the XP install, reset the CMOS and checked the IDE interface pins and the HDD pins, all fine, still have the problem. Maybe this board is b0rked as well. Might have to get him a new mb then.

    Thanks for all the help guys.

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