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ibm netvista slow problem

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I have a motherboard of ibm netvista X40i. When i power on it,it runs very slow even i use 1G cpu. And  i will wait 5~7 mins during the post time. Also i have to wait 2~3 mins when i press a key and it screen on the monitor (at dos mode not dos box).But sometimes the speed is very normal.I don't know why.
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by:edmonds_robert
ID: 7170211
What operating system are you using?  Have you tried uninstalling some of the programs that run in the background?  For example, I had the same problem caused by Norton Antivirus.  Uninstalled and resinstalled -- problem solved.  If you are running NT/2000/XP, use the task manager to see which processes are using the most system resources.  In Windows 98/ME, try Filemon, a free utility available at:

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml

Hope some of this helps.
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by:Asta Cu
ID: 7170458
The Operating System you use and version is important, since with that we can help you further.

Chances are that you experience slow performance because of things you have running concurrently.

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by:jlauster
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Is there a network adapter loaded, looking for a connection, and you do not have the sytem connected to a network? This will slow the boot time by a great deal as the system attempts to connect.
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by:superzch
ID: 7170793
I have try to install dos,win98,win2k.All the OS are very slow.Even in the bios setup ,it runs very slow also. And i don't think have anything can make this very very slow.I have try to use a PCI post card to see the data of the PCI bus,it seemed that sometimes the A/D line will stop and then wait a few mins it will run continue. Now I have no idea about this. What shall i do?
The SPEC of the MB:
ChipSet:Sis630(include graphic card)
MEM:256M PC133
No PCI device
LCD video out
IR port *1
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by:jlauster
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Are you connected to a network? Is there a network adapter shown in the Device Manager?
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by:superzch
ID: 7170810
I have to enable and disable the net connect,install any uninstall the driver,but everything is the same just before.Of course I have try to enable/disable the lan boot at the bios.
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by:jlauster
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Try removing all protocols from the Network settings in the Control Panel and then try the boot. If the system searches for a network connection when there is none, it will take a long time to boot.
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by:superzch
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No used,and i don't think its about network. Even in the real DOS mode,it runs very very slow. Such as edit.com so easy program,i have to wait so long time to input a character.
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by:superzch
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No used,and i don't think its about network. Even in the real DOS mode,it runs very very slow. Such as edit.com so easy program,i have to wait so long time to input a character.
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by:edmonds_robert
ID: 7171819
It sounds to me like you've got some bad hardware somewhere.  I would try booting with only the essential hardware installed.  Then, try replacing the RAM.  If you can get your hands on a spare, try replacing the CPU.  Basically, just try everything you can until you figure it out.
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by:superzch
ID: 7172005
i think the motherboard must have some problem. but i don't which component is fail.
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by:Asta Cu
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What is your current Operating System? I'm a little confused; did you try installing multiples (dual boot)?  After you installed the Operating System you now have, did you update and download fixes/patches using WindowsUpdate?

Have you checked with the IBM site to see if perhaps a BIOS update applies or is needed?

Sorry for asking more questions, but truly am confused about your current setup and how to help you with all these unknowns.

Do you have a manual with your system to check for troubleshooting questions in the BIOS level and/or settings?  Do you hear any beep tones when you boot?  

Depending on the Operating System in use, you may benefit by checking our start-up files to see what all is loading, you may benefit by checking the bootlog.txt file to see what driver loads fail, and may benefit by eliminating unnecessary start-up and applictions loads which impact performance.



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by:superzch
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Now i only install dos(use format /s). and not intall any card. only power supply,ps/2 keyboard,hard disk,lcd monitor.but also slow. And in the bios setup ,it runs slow also.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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What is the M/T of the system (i.e. 6579-PDU) this will be listed on the front or side of the case as TYPE along with S/N for Serial Number.

Definitely sounds like a failing motherboard or bad CPU.

-dog*
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