We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Choppy performance when accessing hard drive

joedixon asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-26

I've just rebuilt my PC to improve performance.  I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows and all the drivers that came with my PC.  I then installed directx 9b and up to date video, sound and VIA 4 in 1 drivers.  The PC is running quicker.  However whenever the hard drive is under heavy use the performance of the PC stutters: sound and video playback becomes choppy, and the mouse pointer can freeze for a few seconds.  Can you advise if there is anything I have missed in reinstalling the software because this problem has only arisen since the rebuild.  My PC specs are:

OS - Windows ME (4.90, Build 3000)
Chipset - VIA VT82C694X
Processor - Pentium III, 933MHz
Memory - 512 MB
Direct X - 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Sound - CMI8738/C3DX PCI integrated in motherboard
Video - Radeon 7200 32MB

My hard drive is classified by Windows as Generic IDE Disk Type 47

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE